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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 24444488
25 to 344658104
35 to 497686162
50 to 646881149
65 and over464591
Total280314594
Percent10.31%12.85%11.51%

 

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 24372865
25 to 345853111
35 to 499290182
50 to 64325303628
65 and over290241531
Total8027151,517
Percent30.01%29.33%29.69%

 

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 24355489
25 to 342979108
35 to 495683139
50 to 64202327529
65 and over109232341
Total4317751,206
Percent16.11%31.79%23.59%

 

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 24511364
25 to 34482068
35 to 49552883
50 to 64190121311
65 and over360200560
Total7043821,086
Percent26.35%15.69%21.26%

 

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

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