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 245783140
25 to 3462100162
35 to 49114165279
50 to 6492136228
65 and over6875143
Total393559952
Percent12.51%19.07%15.68%

 

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 24494695
25 to 349685181
35 to 49134144278
50 to 64364352716
65 and over341265606
Total9848921,876
Percent31.01%30.42%30.72%

 

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 244077117
25 to 3445116161
35 to 4976125201
50 to 64214362576
65 and over119244363
Total4949241,418
Percent15.57%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 24672390
25 to 348238120
35 to 498157138
50 to 64223169392
65 and over478253731
Total9315401,471
Percent29.29%18.44%24.08%

 

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

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