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 24259388647
25 to 34276693
35 to 49112132
50 to 64122234
65 and over91221
Total318509827
Percent8.80%14.87%11.76%

 

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 24370267637
25 to 34375491
35 to 49263460
50 to 64112101213
65 and over11692208
Total6615481,209
Percent18.21%15.97%17.12%

 

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 24368553921
25 to 341985104
35 to 49163248
50 to 6471112183
65 and over4388131
Total5178701,387
Percent14.29%25.37%19.68%

 

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 2442397520
25 to 34261743
35 to 4912921
50 to 64533386
65 and over13467201
Total648223871
Percent17.91%6.50%12.37%

 

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

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