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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 2491423
25 to 34151631
35 to 49182139
50 to 64172037
65 and over161228
Total7583158
Percent7.85%9.65%8.71%

 

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 24111122
25 to 34221840
35 to 49293160
50 to 64107104211
65 and over12388211
Total292252544
Percent29.91%29.33%29.64%

 

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 24102131
25 to 34112738
35 to 49182947
50 to 6466112178
65 and over4584129
Total150273423
Percent15.31%31.72%23.00%

 

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 2413518
25 to 3417623
35 to 4916925
50 to 64563894
65 and over15566221
Total257124381
Percent26.22%14.31%20.64%

 

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

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