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Table 3 Comparison of gait parameters between forward and backward walking

From: Backward walking training improves balance in school-aged boys

  Forward Backward
Step length left (mm) 423.76 (60.91) 317.72 (79.87)**
Step length right (mm) 487.22 (49.26) 298.75 (102.58)**
Stride length (mm) 935.77 (161.48) 634.74 (159.64)**
Stride cycle (s) 0.92 (0.09) 0.96 (0.14)
Speed (mm/s) 1055.85 (173.60) 694.91 (123.32)**
Step length left×10/height 3.27 (0.40) 2.46 (0.65)**
Step length right×10/height 3.76 (0.37) 2.30 (0.75)**
  1. * P <0.05, ** P < 0.01, vs Forward.