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 24111324
25 to 34101121
35 to 49181937
50 to 64242448
65 and over161430
Total7981160
Percent8.01%9.22%8.58%

 

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 24101121
25 to 34151227
35 to 49222547
50 to 64133116249
65 and over11798215
Total297262559
Percent31.37%30.08%30.75%

 

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 2492029
25 to 3471825
35 to 49132336
50 to 6482125207
65 and over4494138
Total155280435
Percent16.42%32.18%23.98%

 

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 2412416
25 to 3412416
35 to 4912719
50 to 646841109
65 and over13071201
Total234127361
Percent24.73%14.79%19.96%

 

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

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