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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 247512
25 to 348715
35 to 49181836
50 to 64141933
65 and over111021
Total5859117
Percent11.19%12.89%11.99%

 

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 24437
25 to 3410717
35 to 49192039
50 to 646563128
65 and over5848106
Total156141297
Percent31.22%30.97%31.10%

 

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 244610
25 to 3451015
35 to 49111829
50 to 644168109
65 and over224769
Total83149232
Percent16.49%32.74%24.20%

 

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 24628
25 to 349312
35 to 4912618
50 to 64412768
65 and over7242114
Total14080220
Percent27.74%17.50%22.89%

 

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

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