He doesn't answer the question "why" - but a new atlas on the health of Bavarians raises plenty of questions: In some regions people get it particularly often, in others they are in good health. The differences are sometimes significant.
"The morbidity and social atlas offers a realistic picture of the health situation of people in Bavaria," explained the deputy state manager of Barmer, Alfred Kindshofer, to the German Press Agency before the official presentation on Thursday in Munich. The experts at the in-house Institute for Health Systems Research had extrapolated the outpatient and inpatient diagnoses and drug prescriptions of Barmer policyholders to the total population for the atlas. The current evaluation is based on the data from 2020 and is considered representative.