Journal article

Hitting the Target but Missing the Point? Modelling Health and Economic Impacts of Different Approaches to Meeting the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity Target

Anja Mizdrak, Ding Ding, Christine Cleghorn, Tony Blakely, Justin Richards

SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization launched the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) in 2018, which set a global target of a 15% relative reduction in the prevalence of physical inactivity by 2030. This target, however, could be acheived in various ways. METHODS: We use an established multi-state life table model to estimate the health and economic gains that would accrue over the lifetime of the 2011 New Zealand population if the GAPPA target was met under two different approaches: (1) an equal shift approach where physical activity increases by the same absolute amount for everyone; (2) a proportional shift approach where physical activity increases proportionally to cur..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Research Council of New Zealand


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC16/443).