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 2471522
25 to 34101626
35 to 49182846
50 to 64172946
65 and over182442
Total70112182
Percent13.83%23.90%18.71%

 

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 248816
25 to 34131225
35 to 49142034
50 to 646854122
65 and over6459123
Total167153320
Percent33.62%32.30%32.98%

 

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 2461218
25 to 3461521
35 to 4981725
50 to 64395392
65 and over215273
Total80149229
Percent16.11%31.62%23.66%

 

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 2411415
25 to 3411617
35 to 499918
50 to 64453075
65 and over9064154
Total166113279
Percent33.68%24.00%28.96%

 

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

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