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KiGGS is a long-term study conducted by the Robert Koch Institute

The Study

Aims of the long-term study

KiGGS is a long-term study conducted by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on the health of children and adolescents in Germany. The study repeatedly supplies data, representative of the country as a whole, on the health of under 18-year-olds. In addition, the children and adolescents of the first KiGGS study are repeatedly invited, and they continue to be monitored right into their adulthood.

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Health Monitoring

KiGGS is a survey conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. The study is part of the health monitoring for Germany commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health. Health monitoring is the term for the continuous registration and analysis of the public health situation. The results of health monitoring are continuously processed and published in the context of health reporting. 


KiGGS baseline study

Numerous articles have been published on the results of the KiGGS baseline study (2003 to 2006) in both national and international journals. Large numbers of additional publications on the KiGGS baseline study have appeared in the health report publication series of the government at the RKI.

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KiGGS Baseline Study: Study Protocol

“The challenge of comprehensively mapping children’s health in a nation-wide health survey: design of the German KiGGS-Study”.


KiGGS baseline study: Study Description

In the study description, you will find information on the aims of the KiGGS baseline study, on sampling, study design and data collection. The document is available as a PDF file.