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GBE kompakt

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 in Germany have a diabetes mellitus or what population ageing is and what implications it has 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. 1/2015: Growing up healthy – What significance does social status have?

Germany is among the richest countries in the world and has a well-developed social security system. Nevertheless, even in this country, children and young people grow up under very different conditions. The aim of this issue of GBE kompakt is to show the significance of social status with regard to the health of children and adolescents on the basis of a synoptic and extended presentation of study results. The authors examined physical and mental health, health behaviour and associated risk factors, as well as health-related care. Presented are the results of the »German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 1)« 2009-2012, conducted by the Robert Koch Institute.

Date of issue March 3, 2015PDF (980KB, Not barrier-free file.)

No. 4/2014: Noise annoyance – Results of the GEDA study 2012

Noise is defined as sound which is disruptive or unwanted. It can lead to a variety of negative effects. This issue presents results on noise annoyance in the living environment of the general population in Germany from various noise sources. The analysis focuses on examining the relationship between noise annoyance and selected demographic and socioeconomic factors, as well as self-reported physical and mental health problems. The results are taken from the “German Health Update” study (GEDA) of the Robert Koch Institute from 2012.

Date of issue December 20, 2014PDF (743KB, Not barrier-free file.)

No. 3/2014: 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Regional Differences in Health

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this issue deals with the question of how and to what extent health in Germany developed in the last 25 years. It firstly considers data on mortality and the average life expectancy. Issues of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental health problems are addressed. The authors take a closer look at significant health determinants such as obesity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, and physical activity. In addition, the topic of health care, particularly the range of outpatient services, is covered. A  wide variety of data is used, which include official statistics as well as data from the health surveys of the Robert Koch Institute, and the Federal Centre for Health Education, among others.

Date of issue December 16, 2014PDF (6MB, Not barrier-free file.)

No. 2/2014: Social Differences in Mortality and Life Expectancy

This issue offers a summary of available research results on differences in mortality and life expectancy for Germany. This summary not only includes studies based on comparisons between socioeconomic status groups but also takes into account regional analyses which outline the relationship between socioeconomic indicators and life expectancy on the level of the federal states. In addition to that, Thomas Lampert and Lars Eric Kroll also examine time trends that can be observed with regard to the social differences in mortality and life expectancy. Finally, the available findings for Germany are compared with results for other comparable countries and discussed, paying due consideration to the deficits in the data basis.

Date of issue March 10, 2014PDF (1MB, Not barrier-free file.)

No. 1/2014: Hysterectomy

The first issue of 2014  focuses on hysterectomy. The removal of the uterus currently ranks among the most frequent gynaecological procedures both in Germany and internationally. Medical indications for a hysterectomy other than malignant diseases of the uterus or ovaries include a variety of benign conditions of the uterus. The most important underlying illnesses and the medical reasons for a hysterectomy will be presented in this article by Franziska Prütz and Elena von der Lippe. The authors will go into detail regarding their frequency and factors that can possibly influence the intervention. The base data is sourced primarily from the results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1) conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. Additional sources of data are official statistics as well as data from external in-patient quality assurance and the Centre for Cancer Registry Data.

Date of issue January 23, 2014PDF (450KB, Not barrier-free file.)