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Table 1 Demographic and playing profile of study participants (n = 960)

From: Alcohol use among amateur sportsmen in Ireland

Demographic characteristics No. (%)
Mean (S.D.) age in years 24.0 (5.2)
Single 777 (80.9%)
Living with parents 649 (67.6%)
Employed 565 (58.8%)
With Medical Card* 129 (13.4%)
School Leaving Certificate or higher education (in those aged ≥ 18 years) 684/827 (75.4%)
Regular smokers 79 (8.2%)
Playing code  
   Hurling 387 (40.3%)
   Gaelic football 892 (92.9%)
   Dual players 327 (34.0%)
Playing level  
   Minor (under 18 years) 93 (9.7%)
   Junior 242 (25.2%)
   Intermediate 176 (18.3%)
   Senior (including inter-county players) 359 (37.4%)
  1. *A Medical Card provides certain health services free of charge but eligibility is means-tested; medical card eligibility is a marker of lower than average household income.