The first wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1)

Antje Gößwald, Michael Lange, Rüdiger Dölle & Heike Hölling
The purpose of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS) is to repeatedly obtain representative nationwide health data for adults aged 18–79 years living in Germany. The first wave (DEGS1) was carried out by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) from November 2008 to December 2011. The study has a mixed design, which permits both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. It was carried out on an up-to-date sample from the population registration office and...
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