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Table 2 Absolute number of individuals and percentage of the population with a high risk for a severe course of COVID-19 (high risk groups) by region of Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (ASHIP region) stratified by three age groups (15 to 59 years, 60 to 79 years and ≥ 80 years) based on nationwide outpatient claims data and population statistics of German inhabitants from 2019

From: Patients at high risk for a severe clinical course of COVID-19 — small-area data in support of vaccination and other population-based interventions in Germany

ASHIP region or federal state 15–59 years 60–79 years ≥80 years Total
Population at risk
[n]
Risk prevalence
[%]
Population at risk
[n]
Risk prevalence
[%]
Population at risk
[n]
Risk prevalence
[%]
Population at risk
[n]
Risk prevalence
[%]
Baden-Württemberg 400,085 6.1 1,028,252 44.8 688,972 100.0 2,117,309 22.2
Bavaria 545,887 7.0 1,357,978 49.2 792,240 100.0 2,696,105 23.8
Berlin 158,785 7.1 379,998 53.8 203,150 100.0 741,933 23.6
Brandenburg 147,432 10.9 367,572 57.0 187,053 100.0 702,057 32.1
Bremen 30,633 7.6 71,578 50.3 43,847 100.0 146,058 24.8
Hamburg 71,472 6.2 159,410 48.3 104,060 100.0 334,942 21.2
Hesse 281,862 7.6 661,319 49.8 387,621 100.0 1,330,802 24.6
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 102,675 11.9 238,029 56.4 119,703 100.0 460,407 32.8
Lower Saxony 400,142 8.7 906,898 50.9 529,905 100.0 1,836,945 26.6
North Rhine* 454,149 8.0 1,040,672 50.5 622,280 100.0 2,117,101 25.4
Rhineland-Palatinate 199,309 8.5 470,792 50.8 269,801 100.0 939,902 26.5
Saarland 48,684 8.9 126,503 51.8 72,445 100.0 247,632 28.6
Saxony 194,707 9.0 564,017 54.6 335,427 100.0 1,094,151 31.0
Saxony-Anhalt 143,263 12.4 349,298 58.7 173,394 100.0 665,955 34.6
Schleswig-Holstein 134,430 8.2 323,685 48.4 197,663 100.0 655,778 26.1
Thuringia 123,102 10.9 322,547 56.6 160,543 100.0 606,192 32.6
Westphalia-Lippe* 386,046 8,1 873,593 48.8 544,704 100.0 1,804,343 25.4
Germany 3,822,663 8.0 9,242,141 50.5 5,432,808 100.0 18,497,612 25.8
North Rhine-Westphalia* 840,195 8.1 1,914,265 49.7 1,166,984 100.0 3,921,444 25.4
  1. * The two ASHIP regions, North Rhine und Westphalia-Lippe are additionally shown summarized as the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia