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 24132740
25 to 34141933
35 to 49304979
50 to 64385694
65 and over233457
Total118185303
Percent14.50%24.40%19.27%

 

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 24121325
25 to 34211435
35 to 49252954
50 to 64124113237
65 and over9181172
Total273250523
Percent33.57%32.92%33.25%

 

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 2492029
25 to 3491827
35 to 49142438
50 to 6471112183
65 and over3273105
Total135247382
Percent16.53%32.60%24.28%

 

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 2417724
25 to 3419726
35 to 49161329
50 to 648264146
65 and over12586211
Total259177436
Percent31.69%23.33%27.66%

 

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

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