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 2461218
25 to 3491827
35 to 49111829
50 to 6491928
65 and over336
Total3870108
Percent6.52%12.22%9.33%

 

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 249817
25 to 34171532
35 to 49302757
50 to 648791178
65 and over262147
Total169162331
Percent28.45%28.15%28.30%

 

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 2491726
25 to 3492332
35 to 49192645
50 to 6455101156
65 and over112132
Total103188291
Percent17.25%32.75%24.87%

 

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 2410313
25 to 3412517
35 to 4914721
50 to 64413071
65 and over221234
Total9957156
Percent16.72%9.79%13.32%

 

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

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