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 24101121
25 to 3491120
35 to 49192342
50 to 64222547
65 and over111324
Total7183154
Percent11.74%13.20%12.49%

 

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 249615
25 to 34151126
35 to 49222345
50 to 648788175
65 and over6063123
Total193191384
Percent30.35%30.31%30.33%

 

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 2481220
25 to 3481624
35 to 49132134
50 to 645495149
65 and over236083
Total106204310
Percent16.66%32.49%24.55%

 

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 2412315
25 to 3413417
35 to 4913821
50 to 64543892
65 and over7354127
Total165107272
Percent26.12%17.04%21.60%

 

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

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