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 2451318
25 to 3471320
35 to 4991423
50 to 6481624
65 and over5611
Total346296
Percent5.66%10.68%8.11%

 

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 248917
25 to 34131124
35 to 49221638
50 to 647877155
65 and over6147108
Total182160342
Percent29.24%27.70%28.50%

 

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 2482028
25 to 3471724
35 to 49141529
50 to 644985134
65 and over234669
Total101183284
Percent16.29%31.52%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 249312
25 to 349312
35 to 4910414
50 to 64372562
65 and over643397
Total12968197
Percent21.00%11.76%16.52%

 

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

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