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 246814
25 to 3481422
35 to 49161834
50 to 64181836
65 and over131326
Total6171132
Percent7.76%9.21%8.48%

 

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 247714
25 to 34131629
35 to 49232750
50 to 6410093193
65 and over10090190
Total243233476
Percent31.11%30.13%30.63%

 

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 2471320
25 to 3472431
35 to 49142539
50 to 6462101163
65 and over3786123
Total127249376
Percent16.14%32.15%24.08%

 

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 248311
25 to 3410616
35 to 4913821
50 to 64523486
65 and over11567182
Total198118316
Percent25.22%15.17%20.24%

 

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

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