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 247815
25 to 345813
35 to 49151530
50 to 64212041
65 and over131528
Total6166127
Percent10.88%12.46%11.64%

 

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 246511
25 to 347714
35 to 49171633
50 to 647565140
65 and over6870138
Total173163336
Percent31.40%30.88%31.15%

 

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 245914
25 to 3441115
35 to 49101525
50 to 644770117
65 and over266995
Total92174266
Percent16.79%32.94%24.68%

 

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 248210
25 to 34639
35 to 4911516
50 to 64482876
65 and over8256138
Total15594249
Percent27.96%17.91%23.05%

 

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

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