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 24131326
25 to 34101121
35 to 49222547
50 to 64303161
65 and over181735
Total9397190
Percent7.96%9.06%8.49%

 

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 24151126
25 to 34151227
35 to 49293261
50 to 64166154320
65 and over134120254
Total359329688
Percent31.12%30.79%30.96%

 

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 24142135
25 to 3471825
35 to 49182947
50 to 64103166269
65 and over50117167
Total192351543
Percent16.63%32.84%24.43%

 

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 2418523
25 to 3411415
35 to 4916925
50 to 648755142
65 and over15285237
Total284158442
Percent24.63%14.84%19.92%

 

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

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