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2018-07-03Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/5613
The subjective health of adults in Germany
dc.contributor.authorLampert, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorSchmidtke, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorBorgmann, Lea-Sophie
dc.contributor.authorPoethko-Müller, Christina
dc.contributor.authorKuntz, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-03T16:02:17Z
dc.date.available2018-07-03T16:02:17Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-03none
dc.identifier.other10.17886/RKI-GBE-2018-073
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.rki.de/176904/5688
dc.description.abstractThe term ‘subjective health’ reflects not only existing illnesses and health complaints, but particularly emphasizes the personal well-being. Studies often collect data on subjective health by asking participants to provide self-assessments of their general state of health. This was also the case with GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS, which employed the internationally renowned Minimum European Health Module (MEHM) as part of the study. Its results demonstrate that 68.2% of adults in Germany rate their general health as very good or good, with the remaining 31.8% rating it as fair, poor or very poor. The proportion of women who rate their general health as very good or good is slightly lower than the proportion of men who do so (66.6% compared to 69.9%). With increasing age, women and men view the condition of their general health as worsening. The study also identified educational differences which showed that men and women with low levels of education tend to rate their health worse compared to self-assessments provided by women and men with higher levels of education, and in some cases also regional differences.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherRobert Koch-Institut
dc.subjectSubjective Healtheng
dc.subjectGeneral Healtheng
dc.subjectHealth Disparitieseng
dc.subjectHealth Monitoringeng
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin und Gesundheitnone
dc.titleThe subjective health of adults in Germanynone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:0257-176904/5688-8
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25646/5613
local.edoc.container-titleJournal of Health Monitoringnone
local.edoc.container-creatorRobert Koch-Institutnone
local.edoc.pages8none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-urlhttps://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Gesundheitsmonitoring/JoHM/2018/JoHM_2018_node.htmlnone
local.edoc.container-issue3none
local.edoc.container-periodicalpart-creatorRobert Koch-Institutnone
local.edoc.container-firstpage61none
local.edoc.container-lastpage68none
local.edoc.rki-departmentEpidemiologie und Gesundheitsmonitoringnone

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