Adult health related behaviours
This report provides updates to key statistics and measurements for adults aged 16 and over with commentary on prevalence in 2017 and on trends over time. It looks at health related behaviours for smoking prevalence, alcohol consumption and fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Current cigarette smoking among adults has steadily declined between 1993 and 2017 (from 27% to 17%).
- In 2017, 6% of all adults were current users of e-cigarettes (vaping).
- The proportion of both men and women drinking at increased or higher risk of harm (more than 14 units per week) decreased between 2011 and 2017 (from 34% to 28% of men, and from 18% to 14% of women).
- In 2017, 29% of adults were eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
- In 2017, fewer men than women consumed the recommended five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day (26% and 32% respectively).
Download the tables for this report here.
Estimates of the number of men and women in England in different categories are available for:
- Cigarette smoking status
- Alcohol consumption
- Fruit and vegetable consumption
Download the population number estimates here.