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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 24141731
25 to 34162036
35 to 49183553
50 to 64203050
65 and over192544
Total87127214
Percent15.15%24.12%19.40%

 

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 2411819
25 to 34231437
35 to 49202242
50 to 646462126
65 and over6861129
Total186167353
Percent32.58%32.19%32.39%

 

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 2491322
25 to 34101929
35 to 49111930
50 to 64376198
65 and over245478
Total91166257
Percent15.67%31.55%23.25%

 

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 2416420
25 to 3420828
35 to 49121022
50 to 64423476
65 and over9068158
Total180124304
Percent31.49%23.75%27.80%

 

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

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