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 246,5568,74615,302
25 to 346,50810,15116,659
35 to 499,40612,89022,296
50 to 649,17912,02721,206
65 and over6,1106,61912,729
Total37,75950,43388,192
Percent11.08%16.03%13.45%

 

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 246,0335,24111,274
25 to 349,1648,62217,786
35 to 4911,32812,68324,011
50 to 6440,24836,81677,064
65 and over34,79428,35363,147
Total101,56791,715193,282
Percent30.04%29.14%29.61%

 

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 245,3789,49814,876
25 to 344,43212,27916,711
35 to 496,71011,36318,073
50 to 6424,45038,92863,378
65 and over12,65226,81439,466
Total53,62298,882152,504
Percent15.86%31.42%23.36%

 

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 248,0712,55710,628
25 to 347,7953,74311,538
35 to 496,6634,47111,134
50 to 6423,80316,20740,010
65 and over44,93124,78569,716
Total91,26351,763143,026
Percent26.99%16.45%21.91%

 

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

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