England: health related behaviors among those over 55 in 2016/17, by gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of selected health-related behaviors among those older than 55 years of age in England in the period from May 2016 to July 2017, by gender. In this period, approximately 64 percent of female respondents reported they ate at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day compared to only 50.9 percent of men.

Prevalence of health-related behaviors among those aged over 55 years in England in 2016/17, by gender

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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

May 2016 to June 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

55 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* n (male)= 3,062; n (female)= 3,903.

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