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 24324422746
25 to 34321466787
35 to 495157041,219
50 to 644876351,122
65 and over315346661
Total1,9622,5734,535
Percent11.93%17.16%14.42%

 

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 24279245524
25 to 34459399858
35 to 495916301,221
50 to 642,0181,8633,881
65 and over1,6651,3803,045
Total5,0124,5179,529
Percent30.88%30.13%30.52%

 

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 24237415652
25 to 34215548763
35 to 49342552894
50 to 641,2061,9393,145
65 and over5951,2811,876
Total2,5954,7357,330
Percent15.98%31.59%23.47%

 

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 24373121494
25 to 34388179567
35 to 49349233582
50 to 641,2088482,056
65 and over2,1691,2663,435
Total4,4872,6477,134
Percent27.65%17.66%22.85%

 

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

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