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France National Perinatal Survey 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
L’enquête nationale périnatale 2003
France (FRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2003 - 10/2003
Series or system 
France National Perinatal Survey
Data type
  • Health facility
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

This survey covered births between 13 and 19 October, 2003. In total, the sample included 15,378 children, 14,737 born in France and 641 in overseas departments and territories. Given multiple births, the sample included 15,108 women, 14,482 in France and 626 overseas. For each woman, information about delivery and the condition of the child at birth were collected from medical records. In addition, women were interviewed before leaving the hospital. The questionnaire included questions on the sociodemographic characteristics of parents, modalities and time to onset of pregnancy, prenatal care and screening conducted, accessibility of maternity care, childbirth, and the health status of children. In 2003 an additional document was completed by each of the 616 institutions surveyed. It includes information on the health care team, the organization of care for women, and the maternity environment.

Suggested citation 
Directorate General of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (France), Directorate for Research, Studies, Evaluation, and Statistics (France), French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). France National Perinatal Survey 2003.