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 2410818
25 to 34162036
35 to 49182543
50 to 64152237
65 and over11920
Total7084154
Percent11.85%14.31%13.08%

 

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 249514
25 to 34191938
35 to 49223355
50 to 646668134
65 and over7048118
Total186173359
Percent29.58%29.40%29.49%

 

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 248917
25 to 3492837
35 to 49133043
50 to 644074114
65 and over264571
Total96186282
Percent15.50%31.78%23.38%

 

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 2412214
25 to 3416824
35 to 49131124
50 to 64403070
65 and over9342135
Total17493267
Percent28.04%15.67%22.06%

 

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

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