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 247097167
25 to 3477123200
35 to 4997137234
50 to 6488123211
65 and over495099
Total381530911
Percent7.63%11.91%9.65%

 

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 248468152
25 to 34127108235
35 to 49174185359
50 to 646345731,207
65 and over423314737
Total1,4421,2482,690
Percent28.84%28.07%28.48%

 

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 2481138219
25 to 3465166231
35 to 49109173282
50 to 643976281,025
65 and over160311471
Total8121,4162,228
Percent16.25%31.79%23.57%

 

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 2410127128
25 to 349637133
35 to 499052142
50 to 64319197516
65 and over490223713
Total1,0965361,632
Percent21.90%12.04%17.26%

 

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

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