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 24253257
25 to 34376299
35 to 49376097
50 to 64294271
65 and over171633
Total145212357
Percent15.55%27.22%20.87%

 

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 24251641
25 to 34504696
35 to 49324577
50 to 648984173
65 and over6040100
Total256231487
Percent30.04%29.76%29.91%

 

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 24192544
25 to 34225981
35 to 49183755
50 to 645083133
65 and over193655
Total128240368
Percent15.10%30.81%22.60%

 

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 2435944
25 to 34442468
35 to 49202040
50 to 645746103
65 and over9244136
Total248143391
Percent29.15%18.25%23.94%

 

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

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