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Results of the KiGGS Baseline Study

17,641 girls and boys aged 0 to 17 participated in the KiGGS baseline study together with their parents during the three-year period in which the study was conducted (2003-2006).

The participation rate (response) amounted to 66.6 per cent. The results of the KiGGS baseline study have been and will continue to be published in stages:

Basic publication

A first comprehensive overview of the results can be found in the “basic publication” which appeared as a special issue of the journal “Bundesgesundheitsblatt” (“Federal Publication on Health, Health Research and Health Protection”) in May 2007. 

Basic publication – english abstracts (PDF, 230 KB)

Scientific articles

Articles providing detailed analyses of special issues have been and continue to be published in scientific journals.

Articles in trade journals

Contributions on Federal Health Reporting

Reference percentiles for growth and blood pressure from KiGGS 2003-2006
This publication comprises detailed figures and tables on KiGGS growth and blood pressure percentiles including a comparison with growth standards currently used in Germany.

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Results brochure

A portrayal of the study results that is intelligible to a general audience is additionally provided in the form of the “Results Brochure”. The Results Brochure was sent to all study participants at the beginning of 2007. The document is available only in German.

Download (PDF, 1,25 MB)


The first results of the KiGGS baseline study were presented at a first symposium in autumn 2006. Abstracts in English can be downloaded as a PDF document.

Abstracts of the topics covered at the KiGGS symposium 09/2006  (PDF, 52 KB)