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The second European Perinatal Health Report: documenting changes over 6 years in the health of mothers and babies in Europe

05 Nov 2013

The second European Perinatal Health Report from the EURO-PERISTAT project was released on May 27 of this year.1 Thirty indicators, compiled from routine statistics in 29 countries, are analysed and grouped into four main areas: fetal, neonatal and child health, maternal health, characteristics of the populations and healthcare. The report results from a 3-year collaboration between researchers, clinicians and official statisticians in Europe. It also contains data from two other European projects: Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE) and European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT).

Common definitions and inclusion criteria make it possible to overcome some of the differences between countries in the recording of births and deaths and improve the comparability of the data presented.2 3 Both results for the year 2010 and comparisons with the 2004 data published in the first European Perinatal Health Report are included.3


5 November 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health