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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 246173134
25 to 346895163
35 to 4998113211
50 to 64115128243
65 and over114110224
Total456519975
Percent6.66%9.07%7.75%

 

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 246455119
25 to 3410092192
35 to 49141142283
50 to 647335931,326
65 and over1,0247981,822
Total2,0621,6803,742
Percent30.30%29.35%29.87%

 

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 2461107168
25 to 3450139189
35 to 4987132219
50 to 644606451,105
65 and over3737571,130
Total1,0311,7802,811
Percent15.16%31.09%22.44%

 

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 247923102
25 to 347932111
35 to 497541116
50 to 64384211595
65 and over1,2666021,868
Total1,8839092,792
Percent27.66%15.89%22.28%

 

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

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