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Nationwide Unique Study: RKI Publishes New Data on young people’s health and health behavior

The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) is the only wide-ranging study focusing on young people’s health in Germany. The latest KiGGS study was conducted from 2014 to 2017; the new results include data from examinations and interviews conducted with participants who already took part in the first study (baseline study) completed in 2006. Longitudinal studies like these are crucial to analyse the causes of diseases, but also to study risk and protective factors. The study also provides new data about the current health status and health-related behaviour of young people and on trends since the baseline study. KiGGS data provide an important basis for evidence-based measures aimed at improving the health of the population. First results from selected fields are published in the latest issue of the Journal of Health Monitoring and presented at a symposium in Berlin on 15 March 2018.

Date: 15.03.2018

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Virus Explorer image database

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German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

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