The European perinatal health report: delivering comparable data for examining differences in maternal and infant health

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Oct;146(2):149-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.07.017. Epub 2009 Sep 10.


In December 2008, the first-ever European Perinatal Health Report was released by EURO-PERISTAT. Part of the EU Health Programme for health surveillance and reporting, this landmark report presents indicators of perinatal health and care derived from routine statistical data in 25 EU Member States and Norway. It also includes chapters from three other European projects with perinatal data: SCPE on cerebral palsy, EUROCAT on congenital anomalies and EURONEOSTAT on very preterm babies admitted to intensive care.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Infant Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maternal Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
  • Norway
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome