Health related behaviour estimates

These local level estimates were derived by applying rates on the levels of health-related behaviours and risk factors from national surveys to local adult populations broken down by age, sex and deprivation. The source of the rates for current smoking, increased or higher risk drinking (21+ units a week for males, 14+ units a week for females), physical inactivity (less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week) and obesity (BMI 30+) was the Health Survey for England.

 

Smoking: Estimated number of current smokers (aged 16+)

AgeFemaleMalePersons
16 to 24262046
25 to 349567162
35 to 496654120
50 to 64242347
65 and over9817
Total220172392
Percent11.34%12.46%11.80%

 

Estimated number of current smokers by age and gender

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Obesity: Estimated number with a BMI of 30 or more (aged 16+)

AgeFemaleMalePersons
16 to 24231740
25 to 3411975194
35 to 499489183
50 to 64144136280
65 and over6860128
Total448377825
Percent26.84%27.26%27.03%

 

Obesity: Estimated number with a BMI of 30 or more (aged 16+)

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Alcohol: Increased and higher risk drinking (aged 16+)

AgeFemaleMalePersons
16 to 24213253
25 to 3460111171
35 to 495782139
50 to 6488145233
65 and over255782
Total251427678
Percent15.05%30.87%22.22%

 

Alcohol: Increased and higher risk drinking (aged 16+)

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Physical inactivity: Less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week (aged 16+)

AgeFemaleMalePersons
16 to 2428735
25 to 349226118
35 to 49512677
50 to 647447121
65 and over7944123
Total324150474
Percent19.36%10.86%15.51%

 

Physical inactivity: Less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week (aged 16+)

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