Motorik-Modul Study (MoMo)

Physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in children and adolescents in Germany

The health status of German children and adolescents had not been sufficiently studied by the end oft the twentieth century. To remedy this situation, the nationwide German health Interview and Exmanination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) was conducted by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI, Berlin). The KiGGS Baseline included a core survey and five modular in-depth studies conducted with corresponding KiGGS subsamples. One of those modular studies, the MoMo Baseline, was conducted by the former University of Karlsruhe now KIT and provided nationwide representative data on the physical fitness and physical activity status of German children and adolescents.

MoMo is the first population-based study in Germany to examine the longitudinal associations between motor performance, anthropometric measures such as body composition and physical activity levels in a representative sample of children, adolescents and young adults.


Open Data Impact Award

Our employee Dr. Claudia Niessner has won the Open Data Impact Award 2021 with our cooperation project MO|REdata! 

New Publications

Our publications on population-based trends in physical fitness and physical activity of children and adolescents in Germany, 2003–2017, are very up-to-date.

„Health Behaviour in School-aged Children“

The latest results of the „Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)" study of the World Health Organization are included in the RKI's Journal of Health Monitoring.

Kritische Kilos
Critical Pounds

More than 15 percent of children and young people in Germany are overweight. Exercises and diet plans can help. You can hear Prof. Woll on Deutschlandfunk!