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KiGGS baseline study – short profile

With the KiGGS baseline study, the Robert Koch Institute collected, between May 2003 and May 2006, comprehensive data on the health of German children and adolescents up to the age of 17.

Apart from interviews, the study programme also included physical examinations (including laboratory analyses of blood and urine samples) and tests.

Time period: 2003 to 2006

Participants: 17,641 children and adolescents

Age: 0 to 17 years

Places of investigation: 167 cities and municipalities in Germany

The thematic focus of the KiGGS baseline study was on health status, health behaviour, living conditions, protection and risk factors and utilization of services provided by the health system.

The questionnaires of the KiGGS baseline study are available in PDF format for scientific purposes. Access to the questionnaires can be requested on the RKI’s Internet pages.