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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 24141199340
25 to 34116206322
35 to 49246384630
50 to 64318487805
65 and over213295508
Total1,0341,5712,605
Percent14.16%22.89%18.39%

 

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 24116101217
25 to 34158155313
35 to 49238252490
50 to 641,0429672,009
65 and over8337591,592
Total2,3872,2344,621
Percent33.22%32.52%32.88%

 

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 2492159251
25 to 3471203274
35 to 49131212343
50 to 646029691,571
65 and over289686975
Total1,1852,2293,414
Percent16.49%32.44%24.28%

 

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 2416254216
25 to 3413979218
35 to 49148108256
50 to 646885331,221
65 and over1,1328001,932
Total2,2691,5743,843
Percent31.57%22.91%27.34%

 

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

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