Euro-Peristat report published today

Euro-Peristat report published today

The Euro-Peristat project is pleased to announce the launch of its second report which presents new data on the health and care of pregnant women in babies in Europe in 2010 from 26 European Union member states plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.  The report also contains data from two other European projects: Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE) and European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT).  

This report is available today as a pdf file on our website: PDF

This 250-page report is a major feat of collaboration between researchers and official statisticians participating in the Euro-Peristat project. Rather than simply comparing countries on single indicators such as infant mortality, our report paints a fuller picture by presenting data about mortality, low birthweight and preterm birth alongside data about health care and maternal characteristics that can affect the outcome of pregnancy. It also illustrates differences in the ways that data are collected and explains how these can affect comparisons between countries.

The report's highlights are described in our international press release which is attached to this message. Many countries are also issuing national press releases which focus on the points of interest within their own countries.

We hope you find this report useful and welcome your feedback (email:

from the report editors on behalf of the Euro-Peristat Network:

Jennifer Zeitlin, Project Leader, Inserm
Ashna Mohangoo, Project Coordinator, TNO the Netherlands
Marie Delnord, Project Mangaer, Inserm

Contributors to the European Perinatal Health Report are listed in Appendix A of the report and on our website
The Euro-Peristat project is co-financed by the European Union's Health Programme, which also provides funding for EUROCAT and SCPE.