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 24326597
25 to 34204262
35 to 49314778
50 to 64314071
65 and over141933
Total128213341
Percent16.05%26.85%21.44%

 

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 24263258
25 to 34333164
35 to 49353570
50 to 649478172
65 and over5548103
Total243224467
Percent30.53%28.17%29.35%

 

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 24204868
25 to 34154055
35 to 49192948
50 to 645377130
65 and over194261
Total126236362
Percent15.75%29.75%22.73%

 

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 24371754
25 to 34291645
35 to 49221537
50 to 646144105
65 and over7856134
Total227148375
Percent28.37%18.70%23.54%

 

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

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