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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 242911
25 to 346814
35 to 4951116
50 to 645712
65 and over6814
Total244367
Percent4.85%10.01%7.20%

 

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 24369
25 to 3411718
35 to 49131427
50 to 64504191
65 and over7552127
Total152120272
Percent29.97%28.16%29.15%

 

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 2431215
25 to 3461117
35 to 4981321
50 to 64324577
65 and over285280
Total77133210
Percent15.29%31.29%22.59%

 

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 24426
25 to 348210
35 to 496410
50 to 64251338
65 and over8234116
Total12555180
Percent24.39%12.90%19.15%

 

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

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