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 243875113
25 to 345496150
35 to 496882150
50 to 646384147
65 and over323365
Total255370625
Percent10.27%13.76%12.08%

 

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 24374986
25 to 347691167
35 to 4996100196
50 to 64340330670
65 and over194170364
Total7437401,483
Percent29.55%27.60%28.54%

 

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 243594129
25 to 3439136175
35 to 495993152
50 to 64211357568
65 and over74166240
Total4188461,264
Percent16.59%31.55%24.30%

 

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 24492372
25 to 34623496
35 to 49543084
50 to 64191125316
65 and over221135356
Total577347924
Percent22.87%12.98%17.77%

 

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

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