'Better statistics for better health for pregnant women and their babies': the Euro-Peristat Project.

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The European Perinatal Health Report 2008 is a comprehensive analysis of fetal, infant and maternal health data in Europe and the first to bring together information from 25 EU countries and Norway.

The data shows wide variation among European countries in indicators of infant health, maternal health, childbirth practices, the characteristics of childbearing women and outcomes of birth. Understanding the reasons for these differences can inform action for...

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