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Journal of Health Monitoring

The Journal of Health Monitoring is an online journal published by the Robert Koch Institute. The new format within the portfolio of Federal Health Reporting is aimed at a broad (specialist) audience and focuses on important public health issues.

The journal offers scientific information on the health of the population in Germany. The analyses are mainly based on data of the health surveys conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. These analyses are presented in the form of focus articles and fact sheets which are linked by a common theme.

The Journal of Health Monitoring is published quarterly in German and English. All contributions to the journal are subject to peer review and can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/2

Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

JUNE 2017
ISSUE 2

Health-related behaviour in Germany and Europe

Issue 2/2017 of the Journal of Health Monitoring focuses on health-related behaviour in Germany and Europe.

Based on data from the German Health Update (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS), the Focus article provides an overview on health-related behaviour in Germany and Europe.
The population in Germany is more physically active than the European average. Regarding smoking, the data for Germany are quite close to the European average. However, the country does not do so well in other areas of health-related behaviour: Germany has the third lowest level of fruit consumption and the proportion of heavy episodic drinkers is above average.

The Fact sheets published in the latest issue of the Journal set out the results of the GEDA study for Germany on obesity, fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol consumption, smoking and physical activity.

The Journal’s ‘Concepts & Methods’ section focuses on how regional socioeconomic inequalities in health can be demonstrated and explained. A second article describes the methodical approach used to establish the monitoring system for obesity-relevant influencing factors in childhood.

 » Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/2: Health-related behaviour in Germany and Europe (PDF, 19 MB, File does meet accessibility standards.)

 » Deutsche Version

Date: 14.06.2017

    Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/1

    Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

    MARCH 2017
    ISSUE 1

    Health situation of the population in Germany

    Issue 1/2017 focuses on the health situation of the population in Germany.

    The first Focus article in this issue covers European health monitoring and its associated system of indicators. The article compares German and European Union data on a number of chronic diseases. Five Fact sheets go on to describe in more detail the data for Germany on the 12-month prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, allergies, coronary heart disease and stroke.

    The second Focus article details the health and care services provided to asylum seekers and refugees in Germany. It also demonstrates gaps in the data and areas that require more information, as well as the initiatives that have been established to improve the situation. The section entitled Concepts & Methods describes diabetes surveillance in Germany, which is currently being developed at the Robert Koch Institute. A further article in this section explains the methodology employed in the German Health Update (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS). The GEDA survey was the source of the data used in the Fact sheets published in this issue.

     » Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/1: Health situation of the population in Germany (PDF, 9 MB, File does meet accessibility standards.)

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    Date: 15.03.2017

      Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/S1

      Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

      FEBRUARY 2017
      SPECIAL ISSUE 1

      Good Practice in Health Reporting – guidelines and recommendations

      The first special issue of the Journal of Health Monitoring introduces version 1.0 of Good Practice in Health Reporting.

      The document sets out guidelines and recommendations that are intended to provide professional guidance for the creation of health reports. Good Practice in Health Reporting was developed with the aim of strengthening the field at the local, federal-state and national level.

      These guidelines and recommendations were put together by an interdisciplinary working group consisting of representatives from the various levels of health reporting and relevant professional bodies in Germany.

      Good Practice in Health Reporting was approved by the boards of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention and the German Society for Epidemiology, as well as by the extended board of the Federal Association of Physicians of German Public Health Departments.

      Version 1.0 of Good Practice in Health Reporting is to be strengthened and developed further as part of a comprehensive review.

       » Journal of Health Monitoring 2017/S1: Good Practice in Health Reporting (PDF, 3 MB, File does meet accessibility standards.)

       » Deutsche Version

      Date: 22.02.2017

        Journal of Health Monitoring 2016/2

        Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

        DECEMBER 2016
        ISSUE 2

        Nutrition in Germany

        The first focus article concentrates on the prevalence of vegetarian diet in Germany. A plant-based diet is associated with health and environmental benefits. In Germany, a good 4 % of the population follows a predominantly vegetarian diet. Data collected in the health studies conducted by the Robert Koch Institute enable detailed assessment of the dietary habits of the population. The journal’s second focus article provides information on breastfeeding and addresses data requirements for a continuous breastfeeding monitoring in Germany. Also in this issue: four fact sheets examine the vitamin D status, sodium intake, folate status and cooking frequency of the adult population in Germany.

         » Journal of Health Monitoring 2016/2: Nutrition in Germany (PDF, 5 MB, File does meet accessibility standards.)

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        Date: 14.12.2016