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 24172138
25 to 34243862
35 to 49263157
50 to 64162743
65 and over51015
Total88127215
Percent16.72%27.61%21.79%

 

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 24151126
25 to 34372865
35 to 49302252
50 to 645352105
65 and over242246
Total159135294
Percent29.74%29.46%29.61%

 

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 24111627
25 to 34163652
35 to 49161834
50 to 64305181
65 and over92029
Total82141223
Percent15.43%30.96%22.59%

 

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 2420626
25 to 34331548
35 to 49191029
50 to 64342862
65 and over282452
Total13483217
Percent25.03%17.83%21.71%

 

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

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