• Mandatory physical education included in the school curriculum in primary and secondary schools (Map)
Data set notes
Health-enhancing physical activity

Indicators: 23
Updated: 21 May 2018
Downloads: 90

This dataset presents country information about health-enhancing physical activity. It provides an overview of information on selected surveillance and monitoring physical activity indicators.

The dataset is based on the questionnaire: "European Physical Activity Focal Points Network Questionnaire on priority indicators". The 28 European Union Member States of the WHO European Region were invited to participate, with 27 responding.

26 Member States of the WHO European Region are marked as “Did not participate in survey” in the dataset; these are the countries for which there is no data in the survey. In addition, when a country did not provide a response to a specific question, this is coded as “No response”.

Data has been collected by the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Programme at the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life course, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Current data is available for 2015, and future data collection is foreseen.

Data was published in the 'Factsheets on health-enhancing physical activity in the 28 EU Member States of the WHO European Region', report available in English: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/country-work/factsheets-on-health-enhancing-physical-activity-in-the-28-eu-member-states-of-the-who-european-region.
Indicator notes
This indicator represents the response to the survey questions Q13.1b: Are all of them or part of them [number of hours of physical education provided in primary schools] mandatory or optional? and Q13.2b: Are all of them or part of them [number of hours of physical education provided in secondary schools] mandatory or optional?.

Response options:
All mandatory;
All optional;
Partly mandatory;

Recoded as follows:
All mandatory to Yes;
All optional to No;
Partly mandatory to Yes;
Country notes
No information