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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Adult lifestyles by local authority and health board, 2020-21 onwards
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[Collapse]Smoking & e-cigarette useSmoker838083799198787619322129263324222528282928272431362326312027
Never smoked338342327325324343349340118115123108110100110114107111112114117110117114105121111105119121
E-cigarette user211715202622232215138642466867596561045
[Collapse]AlcoholAverage weekly alcohol consumption - none768064677283837333212317191715131520182220151816271923201219
Average weekly alcohol consumption - some, up to 14 units (moderate drinkers)25825227626326425625625852596164656769736465666864686868576166626472
Average weekly alcohol consumption - hazardous (over 14 units, up to 50 (m) / 35 (f))555551595452536214201314111215131911149141513131417914219
Average weekly alcohol consumption - harmful (over 50 (m) / 35 (f) units)1012911108981134542224112213231330
Average weekly alcohol consumption - above 14 units (over guidelines)65676070646162701520161916161615211516101617131516191117239
Average annual alcohol consumption (units) - drinkers onlymean not %2,0032,0961,8072,0192,1672,0221,7732,035532592540565585444461410521571451469501482442530553503399470541274
[Collapse]Fruit & vegetablesAte no fruit & veg the previous day242414213132271312759632765131043810612515
Ate some but less than 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day25525625724124728026823577657368596061665760636661655569677174736272
Ate at least 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day1211201291381228810515122322027313436323634322128314223232314223723
[Collapse]Physical activityActive less than 30 minutes in previous week12513092991351651418247344728302519222922313638211736443450341834
Active 30-149 minutes in previous week5961486656545965101514181414111215141117129141210209131715
Active at least 150 minutes in previous week21620926123520918120025343513854576169665665584751706852464641536651
[Collapse]Body mass indexBMI under 18.5 (underweight)8585136980411302111131332124113
BMI 18.5 - under 25 (healthy weight)14615419414214613112815946354136404048354131403328413735223016254135
BMI 25 - under 30 (overweight but not obese)15014613214914216015514921383844353732383440363643333940444043443637
BMI 30+ (obese)9795661041001031078433232020222418252428232829232223332837302125
BMI 25+ (overweight or obese)24624119825224126326223354615863576050635868596471566062776880745862
[Collapse]Combined healthy lifestylesFewer than 2 healthy behaviours29282728304131197797755378610108481799857
2 or more healthy behaviours37137237337237035936938193939193939595979392949090929692839191929593


General description

Information on health related lifestyle among adults in Wales by health board.

Data collection and calculation

Information is collected via the National Survey for Wales. Based on a sample survey. Sample sizes for some groups are relatively small, and the results should be treated with caution. 95% confidence intervals and sample sizes are also shown to give an indication of the precision of results. The National Survey 2020-21 was adapted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and results from 2020-21 onwards should not be compared with results from previous editions of the National Survey for Wales. See weblinks.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2020-21 onwards

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied


Revisions information

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National Survey for Wales – adult lifestyle by local authority and health board

Last update

July 2022 July 2022

Next update

July 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Survey for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see


National Survey for Wales; National Survey; Future Generations; National Indicators; Well-being; Health; Lifestyle

Statistical quality

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