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 24151429
25 to 34152237
35 to 49192746
50 to 64182240
65 and over151227
Total8297179
Percent10.91%14.02%12.39%

 

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 2414822
25 to 34202141
35 to 49232952
50 to 647278150
65 and over9060150
Total219196415
Percent28.47%28.74%28.60%

 

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 24131629
25 to 34103040
35 to 49142741
50 to 644484128
65 and over325789
Total113214327
Percent14.70%31.30%22.51%

 

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 2420424
25 to 3417825
35 to 49141024
50 to 64443377
65 and over14054194
Total235109344
Percent30.64%15.97%23.73%

 

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

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