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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Adult lifestyles by year, 2016-17 to 2019-20
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Variable 1
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[Collapse]Smoking & e-cigarette useSmoker19191718
Never smoked52525452
E-cigarette user7767
[Collapse]AlcoholAverage weekly alcohol consumption - none (may include some people who do sometimes drink)20222121
Average weekly alcohol consumption - some, up to 14 units (moderate drinkers)60606160
Average weekly alcohol consumption - hazardous (over 14 units, up to 50 (m) / 35 (f))17151616
Average weekly alcohol consumption - harmful (over 50 (m) / 35 (f) units)3322
Average weekly alcohol consumption - above 14 units (over guidelines)20181819
Average annual alcohol consumption (units) - drinkers onlymean not %554568532537
[Collapse]Fruit & vegetablesAte no fruit & veg the previous day8988
Ate some but less than 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day68676868
Ate at least 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day24232425
[Collapse]Physical activityActive less than 30 minutes in previous week32343333
Active 30-149 minutes in previous week14141414
Active at least 150 minutes in previous week54535353
[Collapse]Body mass indexBMI under 18.5 (underweight)2222
BMI 18.5 - under 25 (healthy weight)39383937
BMI 25 - under 30 (overweight but not obese)36383635
BMI 30+ (obese)23222325
BMI 25+ (overweight or obese)59605961
[Collapse]Combined healthy lifestylesFewer than 2 healthy behaviours10101010
2 or more healthy behaviours90909090



National Survey for Wales – adult lifestyle by age and gender

Last update

July 2020 July 2020

Next update


Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Survey for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation


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

Statistical quality

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General description

Information on health related lifestyle among adults in Wales by age and gender.

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. See weblinks.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2016-17 onwards

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied


Revisions information

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