25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Regional Differences in Health
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, issue 3/2014 of GBE kompakt deals with the question of how and to what extent health in Germany developed in the last 25 years. It firstly considers data on mortality and the average life expectancy. Issues of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental health problems are addressed. The authors take a closer look at significant health determinants such as obesity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, and physical activity. In addition, the topic of health care, particularly the range of outpatient services, is covered.
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