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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)
Mit der Integration eines migrationsspezifischen Zugangs ist es im Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey (KiGGS) erstmals gelungen, Personen mit Migrationshintergrund entsprechend ihrem Anteil in der Bevölkerung an einem bundesweiten Gesundheitssurvey in Deutschland zu beteiligen. In diesem Beitrag werden die migrationsspezifische Vorgehensweise sowie die(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)
To describe the distribution and the relationships of the SF-36 scales in a representative sample of the German population. The German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 comprised 7 124 participants aged 18 to 79 years and included the Short Form 36 Questionnaire (SF-36). The 1998 findings are compared to those of the first normative(More)
The German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 included the Short Form 36-Questionnaire as an instrument for measuring health-related quality of life. As a result of the subjective assessment by 6964 survey participants aged between 18 and 80 years a description of a new German normative population sample is given. Using the same(More)
OBJECTIVES To present oscillometric blood pressure (BP) references from German nonoverweight children and compare them with US references. METHODS From children and adolescents, aged 3 to 17 years, from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS 2003-2006), we obtained standardized BP measurements by using an(More)
For practical and financial reasons, self-reported instead of measured height and weight are often used. The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity of self-reports and to identify potential predictors of the validity of body mass index (BMI) derived from self-reported height and weight. Self-reported and measured data were collected from a sub-sample(More)
Im Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey (KiGGS) wurden von 2003–2006 an einer bevölkerungsbezogenen Stichprobe von 17.641 0- bis 17-Jährigen Daten zu akuten/ansteckenden und chronischen Erkrankungen erhoben. Die Jahresprävalenzen einzelner akuter Erkrankungen sind sehr unterschiedlich. Am häufigsten sind Kinder und Jugendliche durch akute (infektiöse)(More)
BACKGROUND Several instruments are available to assess children's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) based on self reports as well as proxy reports from parents. Previous studies have found only low-to-moderate agreement between self and proxy reports, but few studies have explicitly compared the psychometric qualities of both. This study compares the(More)
A migration-specific approach was used in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) and thus it was possible for the first time to include children with a migration background in a nationwide health survey in Germany in a number corresponding to their percentage of the population. This article presents the(More)