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Scotland's progress in putting policy about physical activity into practice

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  • Contributors AM and NM had the idea. All the authors developed the first, and subsequent drafts of the manuscript. All the authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.

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  • ii The measures are drawn from Scotland's major national population surveys and key administrative sources: Scottish Health Survey; Scottish Household Survey; Healthy Living Survey; and Audit Scotland. The four data points on the majority of the indicators are annual data points from 2011 to 2014. For some indicators only 3 data points are available because of the change to UK Physical Activity Guidelines in 2011. Full detail on all indicator data, including original source, method of collection, and definition is available at:

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