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The challenge of compiling data profiles to stimulate local preventive health action: a European case study from child safety

Objectives Positive recent experience of presenting comparative child safety data at national level has instigated policy action in Europe. It was hoped a Child Safety Index could quantify how safe a community, region or locality is for its children in comparison with similar areas within Europe, as a focus for local targeted action. Methods Validated indicators proposed by...

Challenges in finding and measuring behavioural determinants of childhood obesity in Europe

Aim Childhood obesity is an important concern for child health. However, despite widespread concern about the increase in childhood obesity, its causes are not monitored systematically in Europe. In 2007, the Scientific Platform Project on Lifestyle Determinants of Obesity identified routine data sources nationally available in European countries to measure childhood obesity...