Table 1

Participant characteristics

Total (n=30)Males (n=15)Females (n=15)
Age (years) (mean (SD), range)24 (4), 18–3022 (4), 18–2926 (2), 22–30
Weight (kg) (mean (SD), range)70.9 (11.8), 50–9079.5 (8.4), 64–9061.5 (6.4), 50–70
Height (cm) (mean (SD), range)173 (10), 155–188180 (4), 173–188170 (10), 155–178
BMI (mean (SD), range)23.4 (2.3), 20.0–27.824.5 (2.3), 20.0–27.822.3 (1.9), 20.5–25.7
Pain duration (months)
 Median, range14, 2–8410, 2–3620, 3–84
Pain medication use (n, %)
 None15 (50)10 (67)5 (33)
 Paracetamol4 (13)2 (13)2(20)
 NSAIDs7 (23)3 (20)4 (27)
 Paracetamol+NSAIDs4 (13)0 (0)4 (27)
Physical activity (hours/week)
 Mean (SD), range6.0 (4.3), 0–186.8 (4.1), 3–185.1 (4.4), 0–13
Primary physical activity (n, %)
 Running7 (23)3 (20)4 (27)
 Football (Australian Rules)7 (23)7 (47)0 (0)
 Soccer2 (7)1 (7)1 (7)
 Dance/gymnastics4 (13)0 (0)4 (27)
 Hockey2 (7)1 (7)1 (7)
 Cricket1 (3)1 (7)0 (0)
 Tennis1 (3)1 (7)0 (0)
 Other5 (17)1 (7)4 (27)
  • BMI, body mass index; n, number of participants; NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; %, per cent of participants.