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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 248917
25 to 34111021
35 to 49162036
50 to 64161733
65 and over111021
Total6266128
Percent11.65%13.66%12.62%

 

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 247613
25 to 34131023
35 to 49172441
50 to 646760127
65 and over5547102
Total159147306
Percent30.35%29.91%30.14%

 

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 2461117
25 to 3471421
35 to 49102232
50 to 644165106
65 and over214667
Total85158243
Percent16.26%32.47%24.07%

 

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 249312
25 to 3411415
35 to 4911819
50 to 64412667
65 and over6738105
Total13979218
Percent26.58%16.18%21.57%

 

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

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