Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria which applied across the six health behaviours

Inclusion Criteria

1. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

2. English language publications only

3. Focus on public health, health promotion (or related research) or primary care led interventions which contained an educational and/or behavioural component

4. Year of publication limited to 1995-2006

Exclusion Criteria

1. Reviews of health screening

2. Reviews of psychiatric interventions as part of treatment of those with mental illness

3. Reviews of interventions with only a clinical or pharmacological focus (e.g. reducing risk of heart disease, diet for diabetes care etc).

4. Reviews of interventions carried out within secondary or tertiary care

5. Reviews of drug interventions

6. Review of interventions which did not contain a behavioural/educational component to the intervention

7. Reviews of interventions which did not have the aim of changing any of the six health behaviours

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