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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 247497171
25 to 3477100177
35 to 49138156294
50 to 64161188349
65 and over130127257
Total5806681,248
Percent10.79%13.82%12.23%

 

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 246559124
25 to 3410394197
35 to 49147151298
50 to 646575801,237
65 and over6905781,268
Total1,6621,4623,124
Percent31.22%30.23%30.75%

 

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 2458106164
25 to 3450136186
35 to 4988136224
50 to 644026181,020
65 and over251546797
Total8491,5422,391
Percent15.96%31.87%23.53%

 

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 248829117
25 to 348738125
35 to 498851139
50 to 64404260664
65 and over9145191,433
Total1,5818972,478
Percent29.68%18.54%24.38%

 

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

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