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 24131124
25 to 34171633
35 to 49182139
50 to 64151530
65 and over5510
Total6868136
Percent9.80%11.21%10.45%

 

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 2416925
25 to 34251742
35 to 49282654
50 to 648687173
65 and over403474
Total195173368
Percent28.06%28.84%28.42%

 

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 24141731
25 to 34132639
35 to 49172441
50 to 645393146
65 and over153348
Total112193305
Percent16.06%32.01%23.44%

 

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 2419423
25 to 3419625
35 to 4915823
50 to 64443074
65 and over482472
Total14572217
Percent20.91%11.84%16.71%

 

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

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