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New data on disease prevention and the utilization of medical services by children and adolescents in Germany

The Robert Koch Institute has published new and comprehensive data on disease prevention and the utilization of medical services in the Journal of Health Monitoring. The findings are based on data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 2).

The current issue of the Journal (4/2018) focuses on oral health behaviour, the utilization of physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy and the association between the utilization of medical services and social status. New results are also available on orthodontic treatment, HPV vaccination coverage, paediatric and general medical services, and early detection examinations.

Date: 12.12.2018

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What we do

The Robert Koch Institute is the public health institute in Germany. Around 1,080 people including 450 scientists work here. Learn more about the tasks and projects of the institute’s departments and units.

RKI informative film

RKI informative film

Robert Koch – who was he and what does the Robert Koch Institute do today? The RKI informative film tells us all about goals and tasks in two and a half minutes – in German and English.

International Activities

International Activities

The Robert Koch Institute is a global health hub. The institute cooperates closely with partner countries and institution from all over the world in order to investigate pathogens, tackle outbreaks, provide reliable diagnostics, train staff and more.

Museum at RKI

Museum at RKI

On 180 m², the exhibition shows objects of Robert Koch's life and work and presents today's research at the institute. The Mausoleum containing Robert Koch's ashes can also be visited. The Museum is open from Monday to Friday, admission is free.

Health reporting

Health reporting

Robert Koch Institute's federal health reporting continuously informs about the health status of people in Germany - in various reports as well as in the Journal of Public Health (available also in English).

German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

The German Centre for Cancer Registry Data at RKI combines, checks and analyses data from the population-based cancer registries of the German federal states.