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 2491221
25 to 34203252
35 to 49152338
50 to 64101525
65 and over5611
Total5988147
Percent6.75%12.37%9.29%

 

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 2412921
25 to 34312657
35 to 49313667
50 to 648879167
65 and over5545100
Total217195412
Percent27.69%27.15%27.43%

 

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 24121830
25 to 34164157
35 to 49193453
50 to 645687143
65 and over214465
Total124224348
Percent15.92%31.28%23.26%

 

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 2414317
25 to 3422830
35 to 49151025
50 to 64422567
65 and over573087
Total15076226
Percent19.13%10.66%15.08%

 

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

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