Roma health report, health status of the Roma population
Data collection in the Member States of the European Union : executive summary - Study
This study was carried out by Matrix Knowledge in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, the European Public Health Alliance and individual national researchers on behalf of the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency and the DG SANCO. The purpose of this report is to provide an evidence-based review of literature on Roma health, covering 2008–13 and the following indicators: 1. Mortality and life expectancy; 2. The prevalence of major infectious diseases; 3. Healthy lifestyles and related behaviours; 4. Access and use of health services and prevention programmes; 5. The... prevalence of major chronic diseases; 6. Health factors related to the role of women in the Roma community; 7. Environmental and other socio-economic factors. The methodology used was based on two steps: (i) Desk Research based on the review of secondary data (a literature review); and (ii) Fieldwork collecting primary data through semi-structured interviews.