• Cut-off point used for adults reaching physical activity recommendation (Horizontal bar chart)
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 question Q2a: What is the cut-off point used for adults reaching physical activity recommendations in your country?.

This indicator relates to the cut-off point a country uses to determine whether an adult is meeting the recommended level of physical activity.

Response options:
150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or a combination [as specified in the WHO Global recommendations on physical activity for health (2010)];
30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days of the week [as specified in the recommendations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (1995)];
Other;

Recoded as follows:
150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or a combination [as specified in the WHO Global recommendations on physical activity for health (2010)] to WHO global recommendation for adults on PA for health;
30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days of the week [as specified in the recommendations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (1995)] to US CDC and ACSM recommendation;
Other remains as it is;
Country notes
No information