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 24202242
25 to 34163450
35 to 49255378
50 to 64274774
65 and over212950
Total109185294
Percent17.80%30.43%24.13%

 

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 2414923
25 to 34202040
35 to 49212445
50 to 646780147
65 and over6150111
Total183183366
Percent29.38%29.83%29.61%

 

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 24121527
25 to 34102737
35 to 49122234
50 to 644084124
65 and over224769
Total96195291
Percent15.39%31.77%23.52%

 

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 2424731
25 to 34231336
35 to 49161430
50 to 645256108
65 and over11173184
Total226163389
Percent36.41%26.47%31.47%

 

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

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