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 2471118
25 to 3481119
35 to 49212142
50 to 64222143
65 and over141327
Total7277149
Percent7.90%9.31%8.57%

 

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 247916
25 to 34141327
35 to 49313162
50 to 64118105223
65 and over10893201
Total278251529
Percent31.40%30.22%30.83%

 

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 2471724
25 to 3471926
35 to 49192847
50 to 6473113186
65 and over4090130
Total146267413
Percent16.38%32.33%24.08%

 

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 249413
25 to 3411415
35 to 4917926
50 to 64613899
65 and over12266188
Total220121341
Percent24.73%14.56%19.82%

 

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

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