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Table 1 Study characteristics of the studies identified in the review

From: A review of methods and tools to assess the implementation of government policies to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases

  Number of studies (%)
Study country
 America
  Canada 4 (7.7)
  USA 25 (48.1)
 Asia Pacific
  Australia 9 (17.3)
  New Zealand 2 (3.8)
 Europe
  UK 1 (1.9)
  Norway 2 (3.8)
  Scotland 1 (1.9)
 Asia 0 (0.0)
 Africa 0 (0.0)
 Multiple countries 8 (15.4)
Scope of the study
 Assessing extent of policy implementation 24 (46.2)
 Assessing policy implementation process 14 (26.9)
 Both assessing the extent of policy implementation and the implementation process 14 (26.9)
Study design
 Quantitative 17 (32.7)
 Qualitative 22 (42.3)
 Mixed methods 11 (21.2)
 Others (guidelines and frameworks) 2 (3.8)