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GBE Booklets

The Robert Koch Institute's Federal Health Reporting service publishes a series of booklets (Themenhefte) covering specific topics of health reporting.

In addition to these booklets, the RKI publishes focus reports (Schwerpunktberichte), each covering a single health or health-system topic in a detailed and comprehensive manner.

You can either download these booklets as PDF files (German version only, except number 31 and 42) or receive a printed copy by post.

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Publication18 "Emerging and Re-emerging infectious diseases"

Over the last 30 years, infectious diseases have regained importance in industrial countries. Apart from the re-emergence of known diseases such as tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia or food-associated infections, previously unknown diseases have emerged, including the new variant of CreutzfeldJakob disease and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).


Publication 17 "Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation"

In Germany about 60,000 transplants have been carried out up to now, among them over 44,000 kidney transplants. The number of transplants performed still does not meet the demand: In 2001 more than 9,500 dialysis patients were waiting for a kidney transplant.


Publication 16 "Overweight and Obesity"

The percentage of overweight and obese people in the western industrialized countries has been increasing for decades. This accounts for grown-ups as well as for children and teenagers. In Germany about two thirds of men and about 50 per cent of women are overweight or obese.


Publication 14 "Health status of single mothers and fathers"

In Germany 1.4 million single parents take care of 1.9 million children and adolescents. 88% of single parents are women. In this report the health status of single and married mothers and fathers is described using four representative data sources and a uniform definition of single parents.


Publication 13 "Unemployment and Health Status"

Unemployment among men and women is associated with a less favourable health status and a less health conscious life style. According to the data of the German Health Examination Survey 1998, a survey of a representative sample of the German population, 49 % of unemployed men are smokers compared to 34 % of employed men. Among women differences between unemployed and employed are smaller.


Publication 12 "Decubitus"

In Germany cautious estimates suggest that more than 400.000, predominantly immobile, severely ill or elderly persons each year are suffering from bedsores, also called decubitus ulcers. Hence especially patients and clients in all kinds of institutions of health care, but also a lot of people in need of care in their private homes develop bedsores.


Publication 11 "Psoriasis"

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects about 2 million people in Germany. Epidemiologic studies have not shown a consistent prevalence difference between men and women. The most common forms are psoriasis vulgaris, psoriasis arthritis and pustular psoriasis.


Publication 10 "Healthy Aging"

In the Ottawa Charter of 1986 the World Health Organization (WHO) stressed the importance of an independent, autonomous, personally fulfilling and active life for healthy aging. In addition to individual capabilities and resources, social and infrastructural environment plays an important role in generating impulses, raising expectations and providing aid in order to make this possible.


Publication "Utilisation of complementary and alternative Diagnostics in medicine"

Complementary and alternative diagnostic and therapeutical procedures steadily increase in popularity. Although a growing amount of publications, press articles and surveys give the impression of a major presence and persuasive attraction of alternative medicine in our health care system, little is known about the overall situation of alternative medicine in Germany.