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Parliamentary questions
16 May 2018
E-001347/2018
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the Commission

The European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist(1) includes indicators on for example mother's age distribution or infant mortality. These indicators have been developed and are used to inform on health policy areas such as health system performance, quality of care, efficiency of care as well as maternal and perinatal health.

The European Union statistical office, Eurostat, is the main data source for these indicators. Yearly data is collected under EU legal acts for population statistics or health statistics. Population statistics include topics such as live birth and fertility(2) as well as infant mortality by age(3). Statistics on causes of death(4) provide data on deaths occuring in pregnancy and childbirth. Several datasets on causes of death present data on infant, fetal, and peri-neonatal mortality.

The EU has also funded the European Perinatal Health Report(5) which monitors health and care of pregnant women and babies in detail.

(1)https://ec.europa.eu/health/indicators/echi/list_en
(2)http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/population-demography-migration-projections/births-fertitily-data
(3)http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/population-demography-migration-projections/deaths-life-expectancy-data
(4)http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/health/causes-death/data/database
(5)http://www.europeristat.com/images/European%20Perinatal%20Health%20Report_2010.pdf

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