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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 245888146
25 to 3475101176
35 to 49103146249
50 to 6493131224
65 and over6063123
Total389529918
Percent10.35%16.08%13.02%

 

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 246054114
25 to 3410484188
35 to 49142139281
50 to 64435417852
65 and over364270634
Total1,1059642,069
Percent30.11%29.34%29.74%

 

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 245399152
25 to 3450119169
35 to 4984124208
50 to 64262438700
65 and over131254385
Total5801,0341,614
Percent15.80%31.47%23.20%

 

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 247625101
25 to 348435119
35 to 498048128
50 to 64244174418
65 and over470234704
Total9545161,470
Percent26.03%15.69%21.14%

 

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

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