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 248165146
25 to 34134053
35 to 49183048
50 to 64101525
65 and over5510
Total127155282
Percent15.70%17.43%16.60%

 

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 24554196
25 to 34173855
35 to 49223658
50 to 644956105
65 and over352459
Total178195373
Percent22.79%22.03%22.39%

 

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 245177128
25 to 3495665
35 to 49133346
50 to 64316091
65 and over122234
Total116248364
Percent14.84%28.13%21.88%

 

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 24772097
25 to 34151530
35 to 49131225
50 to 64312354
65 and over552277
Total19192283
Percent24.41%10.44%17.01%

 

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

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