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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 24203050
25 to 34203252
35 to 49325587
50 to 64284371
65 and over202242
Total120182302
Percent14.87%25.10%19.70%

 

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 24161531
25 to 34292352
35 to 49313465
50 to 648995184
65 and over8059139
Total245226471
Percent31.74%31.14%31.45%

 

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 24132336
25 to 34133043
35 to 49172845
50 to 645194145
65 and over275077
Total121225346
Percent15.51%31.00%23.02%

 

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 2423831
25 to 34261238
35 to 49191534
50 to 645953112
65 and over11971190
Total246159405
Percent31.73%22.02%27.02%

 

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

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