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Review of physical activity surveillance data sources in European Union Member States


Middlebeek, L; Kahlmeier, S (2010). Review of physical activity surveillance data sources in European Union Member States. Copenhagen, Denmark: World Health Organization.

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The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission have established a joint three-year project to monitor progress in improving nutrition and physical activity and preventing obesity in the European Union (EU). This report provides an overview of the available international and national surveys on physical (in)activity levels and patterns in the 27 EU Member States, the data collection methods applied and the items measured. Further, it discusses the challenges experienced in collecting and integrating physical activity data in the EU.

Abstract

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission have established a joint three-year project to monitor progress in improving nutrition and physical activity and preventing obesity in the European Union (EU). This report provides an overview of the available international and national surveys on physical (in)activity levels and patterns in the 27 EU Member States, the data collection methods applied and the items measured. Further, it discusses the challenges experienced in collecting and integrating physical activity data in the EU.

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Item Type:Published Research Report
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 13:04
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 10:39
Publisher:World Health Organization
Series Name:WHO/EC Project on monitoring progress on improving nutrition and physical activity and preventing obesity in the European Union, Report Series
Number of Pages:66
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/148784/e95584.pdf

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