A more detailed set of questions are asked of respondents to derive estimates of physical activity levels in the Active People Survey than was possible in the local Hackney resident health and wellbeing survey; and we do not have comparable local survey data for the City.  Therefore, data from the Active People Survey have been applied to local population projections to estimate the number of adults (age 16+) who are inactive and active (based on CMO guidelines). Figure 10 shows that, on this basis, over 87,000 adult Hackney residents are estimated to be ‘insufficiently’ active (i.e. doing less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week), including around 53,000 (29%) who are classed as inactive (doing less than 30 minutes per week).

In the City, 1,600 resident adults (16+) are estimated to be inactive in 2016 (21%). However, there is significant uncertainty around this estimate, ranging from just over 900 to over 2,000 inactive adults. This data source is very imprecise for small areas such as the City. 3

Figure 11 presents estimates of unmet need in terms of the number of cases of different diseases, and the number of deaths, that could be avoided if more adults in Hackney were active at recommended levels.

 

Figure 10: Estimated number of adults in Hackney participating in different levels of physical activity (age 16+, 2016)

Figure 10: Estimated number of adults in Hackney participating in different levels of physical activity (age 16+, 2016)
Figure 10: Estimated number of adults in Hackney participating in different levels of physical activity (age 16+, 2016)

Source: Active People Survey (2015) and Greater London Authority population projections. 4

Notes: ‘Inactive’ refers to people reporting <30 mins moderate or vigorous equivalent minutes of physical activity (MVPA) per week

‘Active, but below recommended levels’ refers to people reporting >30 but < 150 mins MVPA per week’

‘Active at recommended levels refers to people reporting 150+ mins MVPA per week

Figure 11: Preventable mortality and morbidity in Hackney associated with higher levels of physical activity in adults age 40-79

Figure 11: Preventable mortality and morbidity in Hackney associated with higher levels of physical activity in adults age 40-79

Source: Health Impact of Physical Activity web tool – Public Health England – http://www.apho.org.uk/addons/_122359/atlas.html

Notes: The calculations are based on a 24% physical activity rate from the 2010-11 Active People Survey.

 

References

  1. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: percentage of physically inactive adults,” www.phoutcomes.info [accessed 26 October 2016], 2016.
  2. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: percentage of physically inactive adults,” www.phoutcomes.info [accessed 26 October 2016], 2016.
  3. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: percentage of physically inactive adults,” www.phoutcomes.info [accessed 26 October 2016], 2016.
  4. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: percentage of physically inactive adults,” www.phoutcomes.info [accessed 26 October 2016], 2016.