Table 3

Use of healthcare services and analgesics, and sleep patterns

VariablesAll
(n=187)
Any MSK pain during previous week (n=80)No MSK pain during previous week (n=107)
Have you sought care for any MSK complaint during the previous 3 months? n (%)
- Yes, with a chiropractor
- Yes, with my general practitioner
- Yes, with a physiotherapist
- Yes, with an orthopaedic surgeon
- Yes, with a rheumatologist
8 (4.3)
7 (3.7)
11 (5.9)
0 (0)
0 (0)
8 (10)
5 (6.3)
8 (10)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
2 (1.9)
3 (2.8)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Analgesics utilisation (n reporting ‘yes’ (%))14 (7.5)13 (16.3)1 (0.9)
Type of analgesics, n (%)
- Paracetamol
- NSAID
- Opioids
- Others
- Don’t know
9 (4.8)
6 (3.2)
1 (0.5)
2 (1.1)
3 (1.6)
9 (11.3)
6 (7.5)
1 (1.3)
2 (2.5)
2 (2.5)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
1 (0.9)
Sleep
Hours of sleep during the night (95% CI)7.4 (7.2 to 7.6)7.3 (7.0 to 7.5)7.6 (7.4 to 7.8)
Trouble falling asleep % (95% CI)
- Yes, most nights
- Yes, some nights
- No, not at all
- Don’t know

10.6 (6.9 to 15.9)
48.4 (41.2 to 55.5)
38.8 (32.0 to 46.0)
2.1 (0.7 to 5.5)

16.2 (9.6 to 26.1)
50.0 (39.0 to 61.9)
31.2 (21.9 to 42.3)
2.5 (0.6 to 9.6)

6.4 (3.0 to 13.0)
47.2 (37.9 to 56.7)
44.4 (35.2 to 54.0)
1.8 (0.4 to 7.2)
Waking several times/nights % (95% CI)
- Yes, most nights
- Yes, some nights
- No, not at all
- Don’t know

3.1 (1.4 to 6.9)
23.4 (17.8 to 30.0)
71.2 (64.3 to 77.3)
2.1 (0.7 to 5.5)

5.0 (1.8 to 12.7)
27.5 (18.7 to 38.4)
65.0 (53.8 to 74.7)
2.5 (0.6 to 9.6)

1.8 (0.4 to 7.2)
20.3 (13.7 to 29.1)
75.9 (66.8 to 83.1)
1.8 (0.4 to 7.2)
Trouble sleeping through the night % (95% CI)
- Yes, most nights
- Yes, some nights
- No, not at all
- Don’t know

2.6 (1.1 to 6.2)
19.6 (14.5 to 26.0)
75.5 (68.8 to 81.1)
2.1 (0.7 to 5.5)

3.7 (1.2 to 11.1)
26.2 (17.6 to 37.0)
66.2 (55.1 to 75.8)
3.7 (1.1 to 11.1)

1.8 (0.4 to 7.2)
14.8 (9.2 to 22.9)
82.4 (73.9 to 88.5)
0.9 (0.1 to 6.4)
Waking feeling tired % (95% CI)
- Yes, most mornings
- Yes, some mornings
- No, not at all
- Don’t know

52.6 (45.4 to 59.7)
40.9 (34.0 to 48.1)
5.8 (3.2 to 10.3)
0.5 (0.0 to 3.7)

62.5 (51.3 to 72.4)
33.7 (24.1 to 44.8)
3.7 (1.1 to 11.1)
0 (0 to 0)

45.3 (36.1 to 54.9)
46.2 (37.0 to 55.8)
7.4 (3.7 to 14.2)
0.9 (0.1 to 6.4)
  • Data are reported as percentages with 95% CIs unless otherwise specified. Data from 187 in the ‘all’ category, 80 in the ‘Any MSK pain during the previous week’ category and from 107 in the ‘No MSK pain during previous week’ category (data missing from one athlete). MSK, musculoskeletal; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.