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 249918
25 to 344610
35 to 49121426
50 to 64171532
65 and over161531
Total5859117
Percent10.19%11.39%10.77%

 

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 246511
25 to 347613
35 to 49121426
50 to 646551116
65 and over8678164
Total176154330
Percent31.47%29.97%30.75%

 

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 2451015
25 to 344913
35 to 4971320
50 to 64405595
65 and over3273105
Total88160248
Percent15.84%30.96%23.09%

 

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 34628
35 to 498513
50 to 64412263
65 and over11172183
Total174104278
Percent31.06%20.03%25.78%

 

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

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