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 24101020
25 to 34151934
35 to 49151631
50 to 64141428
65 and over121123
Total6670136
Percent8.34%9.80%9.04%

 

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 2410818
25 to 34172138
35 to 49242448
50 to 648170151
65 and over9679175
Total228202430
Percent29.94%28.76%29.38%

 

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 2491625
25 to 3493140
35 to 49152237
50 to 645075125
65 and over3575110
Total118219337
Percent15.42%31.11%22.95%

 

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 3413720
35 to 4913720
50 to 64422567
65 and over11560175
Total195102297
Percent25.76%14.56%20.39%

 

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

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