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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 24171027
25 to 34131831
35 to 49232548
50 to 64323163
65 and over242145
Total109105214
Percent10.66%12.56%11.52%

 

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 2412618
25 to 34211738
35 to 49282755
50 to 64132101233
65 and over128105233
Total321256577
Percent30.53%30.53%30.53%

 

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 24111122
25 to 34112637
35 to 49172542
50 to 6482109191
65 and over47102149
Total168273441
Percent16.03%32.47%23.33%

 

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 2417320
25 to 3418725
35 to 4917926
50 to 648444128
65 and over17589264
Total311152463
Percent29.60%18.04%24.47%

 

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

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