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Germany Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents 2003-2006

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
KiGGS – Studie zur Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Deutschland
Geography 
Germany (DEU)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
05/2003 - 05/2006
Data type
Survey:
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The first German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) took place in 2003-2006. Comprehensive health data were collected from a sample of 17,641 children and adolescents under the age of 18 through surveys, physical examinations and laboratory tests. The baseline survey collected information on participants' health status, health behaviors, living conditions, risk factor exposure, and health care use. 

The baseline survey defined a cohort of children and adults who have since been invited to participate in subsequent follow-ups into adulthood. A second wave of KiGGS took place in 2009-2012 and a third began collecting data in 2014.

Keywords 
Alcohol use, Allergies, Anemia, Animal injuries, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Appetite loss, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, BCG vaccines, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood glucose, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Burns, COPD, Child anthropometry, Child care, Circumcision, Cohort study, Congenital anomalies, Corrective lenses, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dental care, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diet, Disability, Eczema, Education, Environmental tobacco smoke, FFQ, Falls, Family size, Fish, Fruits, Glucose tests, Headache, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Interpersonal violence, Iron deficiency, Languages, Lower respiratory infections, Maternal conditions, Measles, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Meningococcal vaccines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Migraine, Milk, Mumps, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Occupations, Oral hygiene, Otitis media, Pain, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy complications, Processed meats, Psoriasis, Rabies vaccines, Road and vehicle safety, Road traffic injuries, Rubella, Salmonella infections, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Sleep, Sun exposure, Symptoms, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thoracic surgery, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco use, Traditional medicine, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Urinary diseases, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Varicella, Vegetables, Vision loss, Weight, Whole grains, Whooping cough, Yellow fever vaccines
Citation
Contributors 
Publisher 
Publication year 
2008
Suggested citation 
Robert Koch Institute. Germany Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents 2003-2006. Berlin, Germany: Robert Koch Institute, 2008.