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 247583158
25 to 346679145
35 to 49148153301
50 to 64158171329
65 and over9991190
Total5465771,123
Percent9.91%11.65%10.74%

 

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 246456120
25 to 348880168
35 to 49173170343
50 to 647356681,403
65 and over6135201,133
Total1,6731,4943,167
Percent30.87%30.18%30.54%

 

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 2460107167
25 to 3444118162
35 to 49105155260
50 to 644557201,175
65 and over228504732
Total8921,6042,496
Percent16.45%32.39%24.06%

 

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 248626112
25 to 347430104
35 to 4910152153
50 to 64426267693
65 and over7454081,153
Total1,4327832,215
Percent26.41%15.86%21.37%

 

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

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