GBE kompakt is a series of publications by Federal Health Reporting Service (Gesundheitsberichterstattung des Bundes, GBE). Per issue, one health topic is presented, illustrated by current data.
Information is given for example, about how many people have a diabetes mellitus in Germany or what is population ageing and has it any implications for healthcare?
GBE kompakt is written by scientists of the Robert Koch Institute. This series targets a broad audience and is published at least once a quarter. It is only available as PDF document.
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No. 5/2012: Prevention Programmes – Who takes part?
Health behavior change programmes are designed to improve individual health behaviour (e. g. physical activity). But who takes part in these programmes? This issue of GBE kompakt shows with representative data for Germany which population groups make use of health behaviour change programmes. In addition the authors Susanne Jordan and Elena von der Lippe present which factors promote participation in these programmes. The analyses are based on data from the »German Health Update« (GEDA) study published by the Robert Koch Institute in 2009.
Date of issue September 13, 2012PDF (894KB)
No. 4/2012: Epidemiology and Early Diagnosis of Common Cancers in Germany
This issue is about epidemiological parameters (e.g. incidence, mortality, survival rates) of common cancers in Germany and their early detection. The screening examinations provided by the statutory health insurance funds in Germany currently apply to tumours of the skin, colon and rectum, the cervix and mammary gland with women and the prostate gland with men. Therefore the authors focused on analyzing data concerning these types of cancer. The Center for Cancer Registry Data and official statistics on the causes of death were used along with existing results on the use of early detection services, some of which were taken from the telephone health survey GEDA conducted by the Robert Koch Institute in 2010.
Date of issue August 6, 2012PDF (916KB)
No. 3/2012: Neuroenhancement
June, 26th is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Neuroenhancement is therefore the focus of this issue of GBE kompakt. Results of KOLIBRI, a study by Robert Koch-Institute, are presented which show who is doing cognitive enhancement and why. The results are discussed in context of other studies, but show similar outcomes.
Date of issue June 26, 2012PDF (715KB)
No. 2/2012: Population ageing and its implications for healthcare
World Health Day, on 7 April, was celebrated this year with the theme "Active ageing: Good health adds life to years". GBE kompakt asks therefore, how and why the population of Germany is ageing and what the implications for healthcare are. Data from different sources will be presented, e.g. from the German Health update Study (GEDA) 2009.
Date of issue April 3, 2012PDF (515KB)
No. 1/2012: Unemployment, precarious work and health
The first issue in 2012 focuses the connection between unemployment, precarious work and health. Are unemployed people more impaired? Is illness a cause or a consequence of unemployment? What are the effects of precarious work? Are there differences between women and men? To answer these questions data of the GEDA 2010 survey and other sources were analysed.
Date of issue March 28, 2012PDF (522KB)