|Chronic health conditions and information available from health interviewaand examinationbin DEGS1|
|Allergic contact eczema; allergic rhinitis; food allergy; atopic eczema; insect venom allergy; urticarial; other||Medical history and family history; current treatment; lifetime history of allergy testing and specific immunotherapy|
|Inhalation allergy screening tests, total serum IgE, allergen-specific IgE antibody tests against 52 specific allergens (food, pollen, contact, insect, inner room allergens)|
|Angina pectoris or other coronary heart disease||Medical history, current treatment; angina episodes and related hospitalizations, emergency room treatments, doctor visits during past 12 months; lifetime history of specific tests and surgical procedures|
|Myocardial infarction (MI)||Medical history and family history; current treatment; number of events; time of first and last MI; lifetime history of specific tests and surgical procedures|
|Heart failure||Medical history; current treatment; acute exacerbations and related hospitalizations, emergency room treatments, doctor visits within past 12 months|
|Peripheral artery disease||Medical history; current treatment|
|Stroke||Medical history and family history; current treatment; number of events, time of first and last event|
|Diabetes mellitus||Medical history including type of diabetes and family history; diagnosis during pregnancy; current treatment; treatment following diagnosis; presence of long-term diabetes complications; history of acute hyper- or hypoglycemia and related hospitalizations, emergency room treatments, doctor visits within past 12 months; self-monitoring of blood glucose; time of last follow-up care (foot inspection, HbA1c assessment, eye background exam)|
|HbA1c; serum concentrations of glucose, insulin, C-peptide, glycosuria, ketonuria, microalbuminuria|
|Hypertension||Medical history and family history; current treatment; self-monitoring; last time of blood pressure measurement by health professional; last self-measurement; history of hypertensive emergency and related hospitalizations, emergency room treatments, doctor visits during past 12 months|
|Blood pressure measurements|
|Dyslipidemia||Medical history; current treatment; serum total cholesterol, LDL- and HDL- cholesterol, triglycerides|
|Gout and hyperuricemia||Medical history; current treatment; serum uric acid|
|Gastric or duodenal ulcer; chronic inflammatory bowel disease||Medical history; current treatment|
|Liver, gallbladder, pancreatic disease||Medical history of hepatitis including type of hepatitis (A, B, C, E) and liver cirrhosis; current treatment|
|Hepatitis immunoassay and PCR-based confirmatory test results for hepatitis B and C|
|Serum transaminases (ALT, AST), cholestatic liver enzymes (AP, GGT), lipase; bilirubinuria, urobilinogenuria|
|Any type of cancer||Medical history including type of malignancy; current treatment and cancer follow-up|
|Mental health disordersc|
|Anxiety disorder; depression; burnout; eating disorder||Medical history, current treatment|
|Osteoarthritis||Medical history and history of joint replacement; current treatment, specialist care; joint pain; lower back pain|
|Rheumatoid arthritis||Medical history; current treatment, specialist care; joint pain|
|cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody testd|
|Osteoporosis||Medical history; type of current treatment and specialist care; lower back pain, history of fractures and falls; fear of falls; lifetime history of bone densitometry|
|Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, calcium, phosphate, intact parathyroid hormone|
|Epilepsy; Migraine;||Medical history; current treatment|
|Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease|
|Kidney and urogenital tract disease|
|Renal insufficiency||Medical history of renal insufficiency; current treatment|
|Serum creatinine and cystatin C; microalbuminuria, proteinuria|
|Benign prostate disease||Lifetime history including time of diagnosis and history of prostate surgery|
|Gynecological conditions||Lifetime history of hysterectomy and oophorectomy; benign conditions|
|Lower respiratory tract disease|
|Asthma; chronic bronchitis||Medical history including type of asthma; current treatment; lifetime history of asthma-related allergy testing and specific immunotherapy; asthma related hospitalizations, emergency room treatments, doctor visits within past 12 months|
|Hyper-, hypothyroidism; other thyroid disease||Medical history including type of thyroid disorder, thyroid surgery, radioiodine treatment; current treatment|
|Thyroid volume; serum thyroid hormones and TSH, thyroid antibodies (TPO, TGA)|
aInformation from computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) except for history of benign prostate disease, gynecological conditions, history of falls and fractures, and fear of falls (self-administered questionnaires).
bInformation from standardized measurements and laboratory tests.
cInformation collected in DEGS1 by CAPI, not related to additional information collected in the DEGS1 mental health study module (DEGS1-MH).
dCCP antibody testing was limited to the first year of data collection.
Abbreviations: ALT alanine aminotransferase, AP alkaline phospatase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, GGT gamma-glutamyl transferase, TGA thyreoglobulin antibody, TPO thyroid peroxidase antibody, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone.
Scheidt-Nave et al.
Scheidt-Nave et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:730 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-730