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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 24213455
25 to 34345488
35 to 494267109
50 to 64355388
65 and over172744
Total149235384
Percent15.57%26.09%20.67%

 

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 24221739
25 to 34514091
35 to 49445397
50 to 64116103219
65 and over5965124
Total292278570
Percent30.82%30.93%30.87%

 

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 24172643
25 to 34225173
35 to 49244468
50 to 6466103169
65 and over205878
Total149282431
Percent15.79%31.43%23.39%

 

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 2430939
25 to 34452166
35 to 49282351
50 to 647759136
65 and over8570155
Total265182447
Percent27.83%20.27%24.16%

 

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

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