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 2451015
25 to 34101828
35 to 4991827
50 to 6481523
65 and over7815
Total3969108
Percent5.54%10.73%8.03%

 

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 249716
25 to 34211536
35 to 49192645
50 to 647475149
65 and over7658134
Total199181380
Percent28.57%28.32%28.45%

 

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 2491423
25 to 34112435
35 to 49122436
50 to 644784131
65 and over295685
Total108202310
Percent15.42%31.67%23.19%

 

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 2410212
25 to 3415520
35 to 499716
50 to 64352560
65 and over8439123
Total15378231
Percent22.06%12.25%17.37%

 

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

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