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Table 2 Spatiotemporal Parameters (non-normalized and normalized) for each age group

From: The three-dimensional kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters of gait in 6–10 year old typically developed children in the Cape Metropole of South Africa – a pilot study

  6 years (n = 3) 7 years (n = 3) 8 years (n = 5) 9 years (n = 8) 10 years (n = 9)
  median range median range median range median range median range
  Non-normalized
Cadence (steps / sec) 2.42 2.25–2.68 2.34 2.18–2.38 2.21 1.98–2.72 2.18 1.85–2.39 2.16 1.93–2.41
Speed (ms-1) 1.26 1.09-1.45 1.14 0.88-1.27 1.16 0.90-1.38 1.34 1.15-1.49 1.32 1.18-1.55
Step Length (m) 0.53 0.48–0.56 0.49 0.42–0.56 0.53 0.46–0.60 0.62 0.59–0.66 0.62 0.54–0.69
Stride Length (m) 1.04 0.95–1.11 0.97 0.82–1.11 1.05 0.92–1.17 1.23 1.15–1.32 1.23 1.09–1.36
  Normalized
Cadence 0.91 0.90–1.09 0.93 0.93–0.95 0.79 0.77–1.11 0.80 0.69–0.93 0.77 0.68–0.92
Speed 0.50 0.44–0.59 0.46 0.38–0.50 0.45 0.36–0.56 0.50 0.44–0.58 0.48 0.44–0.57
Step Length 0.83 0.75–0.90 0.79 0.73–0.86 0.79 0.71–0.85 0.85 0.80–0.96 0.82 0.73–0.87
Stride Length 1.63 1.48–1.79 1.56 1.49–1.72 1.55 1.39–1.69 1.68 1.60–1.90 1.61 1.45–1.74