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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Adult lifestyles with confidence intervals, 2016-17 to 2019-20
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Click here to sortPercentage of adults (16+)mean not % where statedClick here to sortLower Confidence Interval (%)mean not % where statedClick here to sortUpper Confidence Interval (%)mean not % where statedClick here to sortSample
[Collapse]Smoking & e-cigarette useSmoker35323712,200
Never smoked10610311012,200
E-cigarette user13111412,204
[Collapse]AlcoholAverage weekly alcohol consumption - none (may include some people who do sometimes drink)42394511,999
Average weekly alcohol consumption - some, up to 14 units (moderate drinkers)12111712411,999
Average weekly alcohol consumption - hazardous (over 14 units, up to 50 (m) / 35 (f))32303511,999
Average weekly alcohol consumption - harmful (over 50 (m) / 35 (f) units)54611,999
Average weekly alcohol consumption - above 14 units (over guidelines)37344011,999
Average annual alcohol consumption (units) - drinkers onlymean not %1,0691,0071,1319,217
[Collapse]Fruit & vegetablesAte no fruit & veg the previous day16141812,195
Ate some but less than 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day13613313912,195
Ate at least 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day48455112,195
[Collapse]Physical activityActive less than 30 minutes in previous week66636912,207
Active 30-149 minutes in previous week28253012,207
Active at least 150 minutes in previous week10610311012,207
[Collapse]Body mass indexBMI under 18.5 (underweight)43511,208
BMI 18.5 - under 25 (healthy weight)76728011,208
BMI 25 - under 30 (overweight but not obese)72687511,208
BMI 30+ (obese)48455211,208
BMI 25+ (overweight or obese)12011612411,208
[Collapse]Combined healthy lifestylesFewer than 2 healthy behaviours20182210,992
2 or more healthy behaviours18017818210,992



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

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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Statistical quality

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