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 24141327
25 to 34142034
35 to 49303060
50 to 64222446
65 and over141226
Total9499193
Percent11.89%14.18%12.96%

 

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 34221941
35 to 49333467
50 to 649084174
65 and over7560135
Total229205434
Percent29.64%29.34%29.50%

 

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 2481523
25 to 34112738
35 to 49203151
50 to 645690146
65 and over285886
Total123221344
Percent15.83%31.76%23.40%

 

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 2413417
25 to 3419726
35 to 49201131
50 to 64563692
65 and over10452156
Total212110322
Percent27.36%15.77%21.85%

 

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

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