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 24141832
25 to 34131528
35 to 49292756
50 to 64303363
65 and over131427
Total99107206
Percent12.01%14.03%12.98%

 

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 24121123
25 to 34171431
35 to 49272653
50 to 64128112240
65 and over7164135
Total255227482
Percent30.69%29.69%30.21%

 

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 24112132
25 to 3482129
35 to 49162440
50 to 6479120199
65 and over276289
Total141248389
Percent16.96%32.55%24.42%

 

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 2416622
25 to 3415621
35 to 4917825
50 to 647948127
65 and over9153144
Total218121339
Percent26.12%15.73%21.15%

 

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

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