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 24212849
25 to 34204262
35 to 49364682
50 to 64193756
65 and over141529
Total110168278
Percent15.64%26.50%20.79%

 

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 24181432
25 to 34323163
35 to 49373471
50 to 647974153
65 and over513990
Total217192409
Percent30.69%30.07%30.40%

 

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 24142236
25 to 34144054
35 to 49202848
50 to 644572117
65 and over173451
Total110196306
Percent15.53%30.78%22.78%

 

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 2425833
25 to 34281644
35 to 49231538
50 to 64524193
65 and over7745122
Total205125330
Percent28.94%19.56%24.48%

 

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

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