Table 2

Participant characteristics for all participants (n=188), for those with any MSK pain (n=80) and those with no MSK pain (n=108)

VariablesAll
(n=188)
Any MSK pain during previous week (n=80)No MSK pain during previous week (n=108)
Age (years)17.1 (2.3)17.1 (2.5)17 (2.1)
Sex, n males (%)184 (97.9)76 (95)108 (100)
Height (m)1.8 (0.08)1.8 (0.1)1.8 (0.07)
Weight (kg)73.3 (17.0)75 (20.7)71.9 (13.7)
BMI (weight/height2)22.3 (4.8)22.6 (5.4)22 (4.4)
Smoking status (n reporting ‘yes’ (%))18 (9.6)10 (12.5)8 (7.4)
Primary game, n (%)
 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive109 (58)42 (52.5)67 (62)
 League of Legends51 (27.1)25 (31.3)26 (24.1)
 Others28 (14.9)13 (16.3)15 (13.9)
 Esports participation n (%)
 - Educational institution
 - Community-based team
 - Pro-team

146 (77.7)
30 (16)
4 (2.1)

65 (81.3)
9 (11.3)
1 (1.3)

81 (75)
21 (19.4)
3 (2.8)
 Others8 (4.3)5 (6.3)3 (2.8)
 Hours of structured esports/week (95% CI)6.9 (6.3 to 7.5)6.5 (5.6 to 7.5)7.2 (6.4 to 7.9)
 Hours of unstructured esports/week (95% CI)17.3 (15.0 to 19.5)14.4 (11.4
to 17.4)
19.4 (16.2 to 22.6)
 Total hours of esports/week (95% CI)24.2 (21.7 to 26.7)20.9 (17.6 to 24.3)26.6 (23.1 to 30.1)
  • Data is presented with mean and standard deviation unless otherwise specified. MSK, musculoskeletal.