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 24494998
25 to 34303666
35 to 49192948
50 to 64111223
65 and over9615
Total118132250
Percent14.27%17.03%15.60%

 

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 24353065
25 to 34403474
35 to 49233558
50 to 645249101
65 and over503080
Total200178378
Percent24.73%23.07%23.92%

 

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 24335891
25 to 34205070
35 to 49143246
50 to 64325284
65 and over182947
Total117221338
Percent14.35%28.50%21.27%

 

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 24491564
25 to 34351348
35 to 49141125
50 to 64312051
65 and over7528103
Total20487291
Percent25.25%11.40%18.48%

 

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

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