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 2475125200
25 to 34131257388
35 to 49141221362
50 to 6499137236
65 and over5151102
Total4977911,288
Percent14.68%22.92%18.84%

 

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 247068138
25 to 34188205393
35 to 49173199372
50 to 64367338705
65 and over229161390
Total1,0279711,998
Percent29.38%28.14%28.77%

 

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 2457113170
25 to 3487277364
35 to 4999173272
50 to 64215343558
65 and over78145223
Total5361,0511,587
Percent15.35%30.45%22.86%

 

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 249735132
25 to 3416498262
35 to 4910778185
50 to 64232167399
65 and over343168511
Total9435461,489
Percent27.03%15.84%21.47%

 

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

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