CPONDER—CDC’s PRAMS Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
CPONDER is a Web-based query system created to access data collected through Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) surveys. Users have the ability to design their own analysis by choosing from an indexed list of available categorical variables. Descriptive statistics in the form of proportions are included in the resulting report and corresponding graph. CPONDER contains PRAMS data from 2000 through 2006 for state and year combinations that achieve at least a 70% response rate. CPONDER contains 2007 and 2008 data for PRAMS state and year combinations that achieve at least a 65% response rate. As additional years of data are weighted, they will be added to the system.
The system indexes 54 variables by topic for selection as the outcome variable in the analyses. In addition, there are 12 control variables for use in breaking out or stratifying the requested analysis—only one break-out variable at a time may be specified. Analyses may be for a single state and year, for a single state and all available years, or for all available states and a single year. With the all available states and a single year analyses, no further break-outs are possible.
Once the request has run, results are returned in the form of a table and, in most cases, a graph. Users can copy the results in the table into a document or spreadsheet or save the image of the graph. Online help is available at each step of the process to guide users to the desired analysis. The PRAMS Web site provides access to general information on the program, participating states, questionnaires, and other publications and analyses.
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