Table 2

Ireland Eye Study principal demographic study variables

Demographic variables 6–7 years, n (%)12–13 years, n (%)
Gender
 Male377 (51.8)504 (56.1)
 Female351 (48.2)394 (43.9)
Living environment
 Urban368 (50.5)751 (83.6)
 Rural360 (49.5)147 (16.4)
Socioeconomic status
 DEIS245 (33.7)108 (12.0)
 Non-DEIS483 (66.3)790 (88.0)
Ethnicity
 White582 (79.9)708 (78.8)
 Traveller65 (8.9)86 (9.6)
 South Asian22 (3.0)15 (1.7)
 East Asian21 (2.9)30 (3.3)
 Black31 (4.3)49 (5.5)
 Arab7 (1.0)10 (1.1)
Non-white
 South Asian, East Asian, black
and Arab combined
81 (11.2)104 (11.6)
  • DEIS, Delivering Equality of opportunity In School.