Latest Publications

December 2022

Aretz, Benjamin; Costa, Rafael; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Janssen, Fanny (2022): The association of unhealthy and healthy food store accessibility with obesity prevalence among adults in the Netherlands: A spatial analysis. In: SSM-Population Health, 101332. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101332

October 2022

Nestler, Sophia; Kreft, Daniel; Donndorf, Peter; Ince, Hüseyin; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2022): Stents versus bypass surgery: 3-year mortality risk of patients with coronary interventions aged 50+ in Germany. In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 17 (1), S. 1-8. DOI: 10.1186/s13019-022-02014-2

May 2022

Westphal, Christina; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2022): Chancen für gesundes Altern: eine Lebenslaufperspektive auf Demenzen und Sterblichkeit. In: Andrea et al. Teti (Hg.): Wohnen und Gesundheit im Alter: Springer, S. 11–29. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-34386-6_2.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Fritze, Thomas; Reinke, Constantin; Fink, Anne (2022b): Can dementia become the most prevalent disease at the time of death in Germany? Projections up to the year 2060 for the five most important diseases at the time of death. In: Journal of Population Ageing, S. 1–18. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-022-09365-7.

April 2022

Fink, Anne; Doerre, Achim; Demuth, Ilja; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Potential of prevention strategies for the modifiable risk factor type 2 diabetes with relation to the future number of dementia patients in Germany– a multi-state projection through 2040. BMC Neurol 22, 157 (2022). DOI:

Reinke, Constantin; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Schmid, Matthias; Welchowski, Thomas: Dementia risk predictions from German claims data using methods of machine learning. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia (2022). DOI:

March 2022

Grigoriev, Olga; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Does the Mortality of Individuals with Severe Disabilities Contribute to the Persistent East–West Mortality Gap Among German Men?. European Journal of Population (2022): 1-25. DOI: 10.1007/s10680-022-09609-4.

Kreft, Daniel; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Sex and Gender Differences in Environmental Influences on Dementia Incidence in Germany, 2014–2019: An Observational Cohort Study Based on Health Claims Data. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Preprint (2022): 1-15. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-215030.

February 2022

Benjamin Aretz: The short- and long-term effects of the Great Recession on late-life depression in Europe: The role of area deprivation, Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 294, 2022, 114697.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Reinke, Constantin; Kreft, Daniel: Social disparities in the first wave of COVID-19 incidence rates in Germany: a county-scale explainable machine learning approach BMJ Open 2022;12:e049852. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049852.

January 2022

Georges, Daniela: The effect of informal caregiving on physical health among non-migrants and Ethnic German Immigrants in Germany: a cohort analysis based on the GSOEP 2000–2018. BMC Public Health 22, 121 (2022).

Fink, Anne; Hermann Andreas, Günster Christian; Doblhammer Gabriele: Influenza vaccination in patients with dementia and Parkinson’s disease—an analysis of routine health insurance data for the years 2014–2019. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2022; 119: 66–7. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.m2022.0101.

Nestler, Sophia; Kreft, Daniel; Doblhammer, Gabriele, Guthoff, Rudolf: Frech, Stephanie: Progression to severe visual impairment and blindness in POAG patients: pace and risk factors—a cohort study using German health claims data. BMJ Open Ophthalmology 2022;7:e000838. doi:10.1136/ bmjophth-2021-000838.

December 2021

Reinke, Constantin; Buchmann, Nikolaus; Fink, Anne; Tegeler, Christina; Demuth, Ilja; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Diabetes duration and the risk of dementia: a cohort study based on German health claims data. Age and ageing, 2021. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afab231.

October 2021

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Kreft, Daniel; Reinke, Constantin: Regional Characteristics of the Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections and COVID-19 Deaths in Germany. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10663. DOI: