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The influence of rural environment on body posture
 
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Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszów, Poland
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Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Regional Hospital No 2, Rzeszów, Poland
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Justyna Drzał-Grabiec   

Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszów, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2012;19(4):846–850
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Looking for reasons for the diversification between the populations of rural and urban children has become very popular in Polish literature. The aim of the presented study is to compare body posture and, at the same time, susceptibility to bad postures in children living in rural and urban environments. The research was conducted in selected primary schools in the Podkarpackie region in southeastern Poland. The respondents consisted of 293 first grade pupils of attending primary schools, randomly chosen, whose parents gave written consent for the participation of their children in the study. 98 children came from a rural area, mainly from families maintained by farming, and 195 children living in a town. Each tested child was set 56 parameters describing body posture, using the photogrammetric method based on the projection moire effect. 20 parameters used for the analysis, among which there were statistical significant differences in the case of UL parameter that sets the lower angles of the scapulas, where p=0.029423, and the parameters describing the pelvis setting is KNM, where p=0.012519, and KSM, p=0.001710.
 
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