Table 5.

Injuries and illnesses by treatment allocation and timing

Baseline to 6 mos
7 to 12 mos
Types and no. occurrences for injuries not related to study participationTypes and no. occurrences of injuries moderately, quite a bit or entirely related to study participationTypes and no. occurrences for injuries not related to study participationTypes and no. occurrences of injuries moderately, quite a bit or entirely related to study participation
Immediate treatment
    Shin splints (n = 1)Back injury (n = 4)Back injury (n = 3)Back injury (n = 2)
    Wrist injury (n = 1)Heel spur (n = 1)Wrist injury (n = 1)
    Other: muscle strain from mowing lawn (n = 1)Other: rotator cuff injury (n = 1)Other: leg pain (n = 1)
Other: slipped and fell, bruised (n = 1)
Other: elbow tendonitis (n = 1)
Delayed treatment
    Back injury (n = 1)Other: shoulder tendonitis (n = 1)Back injury (n = 4)Back injury (n = 2)
    Ankle injury (n = 2)Heel spurs (n = 1)Heel spurs (n = 1)
    Wrist injury (n = 3)Ankle injury (n = 1)Ankle injury (n = 3)
    Other: joint pain (n = 1)Wrist injury (n = 2)Other: rotator cuff injury (n = 1)
Other: Large bruise (n = 1)
Other: knee pain and plantar fascitis (n = 1)
Other: leg pain/numbness (n = 1)