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 244988137
25 to 3468130198
35 to 4994118212
50 to 646472136
65 and over514394
Total326451777
Percent8.65%11.72%10.20%

 

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 244970119
25 to 34106140246
35 to 49144169313
50 to 64388367755
65 and over406295701
Total1,0931,0412,134
Percent29.27%27.07%28.16%

 

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 2445133178
25 to 3454208262
35 to 4988156244
50 to 64239395634
65 and over149280429
Total5751,1721,747
Percent15.41%30.47%23.05%

 

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 24592988
25 to 348349132
35 to 497950129
50 to 64203130333
65 and over493227720
Total9174851,402
Percent24.57%12.61%18.50%

 

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

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