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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 24161329
25 to 34292756
35 to 49253156
50 to 64171936
65 and over9817
Total9698194
Percent9.95%11.11%10.50%

 

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 24141125
25 to 34423072
35 to 49394887
50 to 64106105211
65 and over7360133
Total274254528
Percent28.80%28.60%28.70%

 

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 24132134
25 to 34214465
35 to 49244468
50 to 6465112177
65 and over275784
Total150278428
Percent15.77%31.45%23.34%

 

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 2417522
25 to 34331144
35 to 49211435
50 to 64553792
65 and over8244126
Total208111319
Percent21.83%12.36%17.26%

 

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

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