Table 1

Participant characteristics

All former cricketers
(n=703)
Upper extremity persistent joint pain
(n=117)
Lower extremity persistent joint pain
(n=269)
No persistent joint pain
(n=317)
Age (years)58.7 (SD 12.9)59.9 (SD 12.6)59.8 (SD 11.8)57.8 (SD 13.8)
Sex
 Male683 (97%)113 (97%)263 (98%)307 (97%)
 Female15 (3%)3 (3%)4 (2%)8 (3%)
 NR5 (<1%)1 (<1%)2 (<1%)2 (<1%)
BMI (kg/m2)28.3 (SD 5.3)27.9 (SD 5.0)29.1 (SD 5.5)27.8 (SD 5.4)
Seasons played30 (IQR 20–40)35 (IQR 27–44)32 (IQR 23–42)30 (IQR 18–48)
Years since last cricket match7.4 (IQR 0.4–14.4)8.1 (IQR 0.8–15.4)6.9 (IQR 0.1–13.7)6.7 (IQR 0.1–13.3)
Playing standard
 Elite264 (38%)46 (39%)109 (41%)109 (34%)
 Recreational428 (61%)68 (58%)156 (58%)204 (65%)
 NR11 (1%)3 (3%)4 (1%)4 (1%)
Comorbidity
 No497 (73%)81 (74%)186 (71%)230 (75%)
 Yes155 (23%)23 (21%)64 (25%)68 (22%)
 NR27 (4%)6 (5%)10 (4%)11 (4%)
  • Participants reported the highest standard they had played for at least one season and then were stratified into recreational (university, school, village or social) and elite (international or county/premier league, academy or county age group).

  • BMI, body mass index; NR, no response.