Wulf Thierfelder

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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)
OBJECTIVE To analyze vitamin D status based on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) measurements, its determinants and health correlates in a representative sample of German adults. SUBJECTS A total of 1763 men and 2267 women, 18- to 79-year old, who participated in the representative German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 and the(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the seroepidemiology of herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 in the general populations of eight European countries to better understand recent reported changes in disease epidemiology. METHODS Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Wales, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, and Slovenia conducted national cross sectional(More)
The prevalence of serological parameters indicative of infection with hepatitis A, B and C was determined using sera collected from representative population samples in the former East German (new) federal states and the West German (old) federal states during the German National Health and Examination Survey in 1998. Sera were tested for antibodies to(More)
Jod ist ein essenzielles Spurenelement, das in Deutschland in zu geringen Mengen im Boden vorkommt. Dem daraus resultierenden Jodmangel beim Menschen wird durch eine Jodprophylaxe begegnet, die im Wesentlichen aus der Jodierung von Speisesalz sowie der Jodierung von Futtermitteln in der Landwirtschaft besteht. Im Jodmonitoring des Kinder- und(More)
In the framework of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) a variety of biochemical parameters was determined in order to provide objective information on health status and particular health risks, in addition to parent interview data and anthropometric measurements. Overall 43 parameters covered three areas(More)
Von Mai 2003 bis Mai 2006 führte das Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) den Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey (KiGGS) durch. Zur Datenerhebung waren bundesweit in 167 Städten und Gemeinden insgesamt 4 Untersuchungsteams – bestehend aus Arzt, Zentrumsinterviewern, Untersucherin, MTA, Umweltinterviewer – im Einsatz. Regionale und saisonale Einflüsse wurden mit(More)
Im Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey (KiGGS) wurden von 2003–2006 an einer bevölkerungsbezogenen Stichprobe von 17.641 0- bis 17-Jährigen Daten zu allergischen Erkrankungen (Asthma, atopisches Ekzem, Heuschnupfen, allergisches Kontaktekzem) erhoben und Blutproben auf spezifische IgE-Antikörper gegen 20 verbreitete Allergene untersucht. Die(More)
In the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) from 2003-2006 information was collected on allergic diseases (asthma, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, allergic contact eczema) from a population-based sample of 17,641 0-to 17-year-olds, and blood samples were studied for specific IgE antibodies to 20 common allergens.(More)
To inform current and future vaccination strategies, we describe the seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in ten representative European countries using standardized serology that allowed international comparisons. Between 1996 and 2003, national serum banks were compiled by collecting residual sera or by community sampling; sera were then(More)