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 244812
25 to 3481119
35 to 4971320
50 to 64101727
65 and over111627
Total4065105
Percent4.63%8.41%6.39%

 

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 247613
25 to 3411920
35 to 49161632
50 to 649483177
65 and over129112241
Total257226483
Percent29.99%29.46%29.74%

 

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 2471219
25 to 3461420
35 to 49101525
50 to 646092152
65 and over49109158
Total132242374
Percent15.44%31.74%23.14%

 

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 248210
25 to 348311
35 to 497411
50 to 64462773
65 and over14476220
Total213112325
Percent25.00%14.75%20.16%

 

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

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