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Table 3 Retrospective analysis of the policy documents of each country for or between 2002 and 2005 regarding the suitability of several variables regarding (a) the use of an international normative framing regarding recommendations, (b) several indicators of monitoring physical inactivity, (c) frame and structure of the documents, and (d) efficient coordination between bodies, (e) the use of alternatives strategies to tackling physical inactivity, and (f) targeting concrete groups that are particularly inactive

From: A retrospective analysis of policy development on compliance with World Health Organization’s physical activity recommendations between 2002 and 2005 in European Union adults: closing the gap between research and policy

  International normative framing Indicators of monitoring Indicators of frame and structure Indicators of efficient coordination Alternative strategies Target groups
Quantitative reduction in prevalence Quantitative Individual recommendations Surveillance Time frame Strategic priority Economical cost of the implementation Identity Programs or interventions within Evaluation of the policy Consultation Different levels Private sector Cross-departmental Leadership and accountability Literacy and dissemination Exercise referral, prescription or advice by General Practitioners Active transport Elderly People with disabilities Women Inactive people
Austria [10] No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Belgium [11] Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
Denmark [12, 13] No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Finland [14, 15] No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
France [16, 17] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No
Germany [18] No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No
Greece No national policies were published for or between 2002 and 2005.
Ireland [19] No No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Italy [20, 21] No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Luxemburg No national policies were published for or between 2002 and 2005.
Netherlands [22,23,24,25] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Portugal [26,27,28] No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No
Spain [29] Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Sweden [30, 31] Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom [32,33,34] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
  1. Yes: At least one document of a country achieved the suitability criterion for a particular variable
  2. No: None document of a country achieved the suitability criterion for a particular variable