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Journal of Health Monitoring 4/2020

Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI


Health situation of the German population at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

Issue 4/2020 analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health situation of the adult population in Germany and the mental health of children and adolescents.

The first article of the issue examines changes in health status, health behaviour, utilisation of health services and assistance at home during the initial phase of the pandemic based on data from the German Health Update (GEDA 2019/2020-EHIS).
The article also analyses whether there have been different developments for women and men or in individual age and education groups during the observation period.

The second article provides a narrative review summarising existing evidence on the mental health of children and adolescents at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. Among other things, it considers the importance of the closure of educational and day-care facilities as well as family tensions, domestic violence and child protection issues linked to containment measures.

Date: 09.12.2020