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Table 3 Quick guideline summary

From: Comparing and assessing physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents: a systematic literature review and analysis

Country Population age Physical activity recommendations Sedentary behaviour recommendations
Age group (5–17 years) Other age groupings MVPA: at least 60 min/day Inclusion of vigorous physical activity Inclusion of bouts of aerobic activity Inclusion of a sedentary behaviour or sitting Inclusion of screen time
Argentina +   + +    
Australia +   + +   + +
Austria   + + +   +  
Canada +   + +   + +
Chile   + +   +   
China   + + +   + +
Finland   + +   + + +
France   + +   + + +
Germany   + +    + +
Ghana   +   +    
Malaysia +   + +    
Mexico +   + + +   
Netherlands   + + +   +  
New Zealand +   + +   + +
Nordic   + + +   +  
Paraguay +   + + +   
Philippines   + + + +   
Qatar +   + +   + +
Singapore   + + +   + +
South Africa +   +     
Spain +   + +   + +
Switzerland   + +    +  
Turkey +   + + + +  
United Kingdom   + + +   +  
United States   + + +    
Uruguay   + +    + +
World Health Organisation +   + +    
  1. + indicates the guideline includes the descriptor/recommendation at the top of the column. ‘Other age groupings’ refers to ages other than 5 to 17 years