Heike Hölling

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BACKGROUND From May 2003 to May 2006, the Robert Koch Institute conducted the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS). Aim of this first nationwide interview and examination survey was to collect comprehensive data on the health status of children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years. METHODS/DESIGN Participants(More)
Attention deficit-/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder with a substantial lifelong impact on personal and social functioning, academic performance, and the health system in general. Extended knowledge regarding its epidemiology will help to optimise the distribution of health resources and support affected children and adolescents. To report(More)
Psychische Probleme im Kindes- und Jugendalter stellen gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen mit zum Teil schwerwiegenden Konsequenzen für das individuelle Wohlbefinden sowie die alltägliche und soziale Funktionsfähigkeit dar. Häufig sind diese Probleme auch mit starken Belastungen für das soziale Umfeld verbunden. Im Rahmen des Kinder- und(More)
BACKGROUND The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS) is part of the recently established national health monitoring conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. DEGS combines a nationally representative periodic health survey and a longitudinal study based on follow-up of survey participants. Funding is provided by the German Ministry(More)
Reliable information on the prevalence of mental health problems in children and adolescents in the general population in Germany is scarce. With the German health and examination survey for children and adolescents (KiGGS) data is available for the first time on psychopathological problems for the complete age range from 3 to 17 years. To estimate(More)
The cardinal symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Etiologically, ADHD is mainly put down to genetic causes; it entails a considerable range of psychosocial problems for those affected and their social environment. The parents of a total of 7,569 boys (B) and 7,267 girls (G) aged 3-17 who(More)
Ziel der „Studie zur Gesundheit Erwachsener“ (DEGS) ist es, wiederholt bundesweit repräsentative Gesundheitsdaten für die in Deutschland lebenden Erwachsenen im Alter von 18 bis 79 Jahren bereitzustellen. Außerdem werden Daten für längsschnittliche Analysen erhoben. Die erste Erhebungswelle (DEGS1) führte das Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) von November 2008 bis(More)
Although a higher prevalence of overweight/obesity was reported in clinical samples of patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an association between overweight and ADHD has yet not been established in the general population in childhood. As both disorders are common and significantly affect psychosocial functioning, we investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the "real-life" prevalence of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents in Germany and related behavioral and emotional problems. Data from the nationwide representative National German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) were analyzed. METHOD A total of(More)
Mental health problems in children and adolescents constitute health impairments with major implications regarding individual wellbeing as well as daily and social functioning. In addition, these problems often burden the social partners of the individual. Within the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), the(More)