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Table 7 Ranking scores of population behaviours within the area of preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

From: Prioritising target behaviours for research in diabetes: Using the nominal group technique to achieve consensus from key stakeholders

Ranking 1 (N = 23) Ranking 2 (N = 21)
Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3 Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3
1 Engage in healthy behaviours as a family 50 12 34.8 1 Engage in healthy behaviours as a family 64 13 50.4
2 Increase exercise 29 7 21.7 2 Parental behaviours around diet and exercise for their children 45 11 38.1
3 Parental behaviours around diet and exercise for their children 28 7 21.7 3 Increase exercise 41 10 38.1
4 Reduce sedentary behaviour 26 6 17.4 4 Use smaller cups, bowls and plates to help reduce portion sizes at mealtimes 33 9 19.1
5 Use smaller cups, bowls and plates to help reduce portion sizes at mealtimes 26 7 21.7 5 Advocate for environmental change to support healthy behaviours 25 7 19.1
6 Advocate for compulsory physical education in school 26 6 13 6 Advocate for compulsory physical education in schools 24 7 23.8
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Increase cost of sugary foods 24 5 19.1