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Table 1 Delphi Survey Results (N = 12)

From: Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified delphi survey

  Impact on consumption Impact on PA Impact on obesity Cost-effective Unintended benefit Unintended harm Equitable Politically feasible
Intervention Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD Mean IQD
Beverage tax 2.9 0    2.1 0 2.9 0.5 2.5 1 2.4 1 2.3 1 2.5 1
Food tax 2.7 1    2.2 0.5 2.8 0.5 2.4 1 2.8 1 1.9 0 2.1 0
Fruit & Veg subsidies 2.9 0    2.1 0 2.3 1 2.9 0 2.1 1.5 2.5 1 2.5 1
Child fitness tax credit    2.3 1 2.1 0.5 2.1 0.5 2.8 0.5 2.0 0 2.1 1 3.2 1
Adult fitness tax credit    2.3 1 1.8 0 2.0 0 2.5 1 2.0 0 2.0 0.5 2.9 0.5
Public transit tax credit    2.1 0 2.0 0 2.2 0 3.1 0.5 1.9 0.5 2.7 1 3.2 1
Sporting equipment tax credit    1.9 0 1.7 1 1.7 1 2.3 0.5 1.9 0 2.1 0 2.6 1
Subsidised PA programs    2.5 1 2.0 0 2.1 0 2.6 1 2.1 0 2.3 0 2.5 1
Road congestion tax    2.1 0 1.7 1 2.5 1 3.4 1 1.9 0 2.4 1 2.3 1
Income transfer unrestricted 2.0 1.5 1.7 1 1.9 1 1.8 1.5 2.9 0.5 2.7 1 2.0 1.5 2.5 1
Income transfer healthy food 2.9 0.5    2.1 0 2.6 1 2.8 0.5 2.3 0.5 2.4 1 2.8 0.5
Income transfer PA    2.3 1 1.9 0 1.9 0 2.5 1 2.0 0 2.3 1 2.2 1
Agricultural subsidies 2.4 1    2.3 0.5 2.9 0.5 2.9 1.5 2.6 1 2.1 1 1.7 1
Agricultural R&D rebalance 2.4 1    2.2 0.5 2.5 1 2.9 0.5 2.3 1 2.8 0.5 2.7 1
  1. Notes: Not at all/None = 1; Low = 2; Moderate = 3; High/A Lot = 4.
  2. PA = Physical Activity; IQD = Inter Quartile Deviation; indicates the distance between the 25th and the 75th percentiles. A smaller IQD represents greater consensus.