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DEGS – A Survey from Robert Koch Institute


Study protocol

A DEGS1 study description in English has been published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health. The article contains information on the design, objectives and implementation of the first wave of data collection for DEGS.


Health monitoring

DEGS is a survey conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. The study is part of health monitoring commissioned by the German 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.



EHES Pilot survey 2011

The Robert Koch Institute participated in a pilot survey for an European Health Examination Survey (EHES) in 2011.


Steps of publication



The first results of DEGS1 were presented on a symposium in June 2012. more


Basic reporting

In 2013 a special publication has been published that gives a broad overview of findings on more than 30 health issues. more


Further specific publications

The results of more profound analyses will be published in international and German journals as they are completed. more