What is PRAMS?

PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, is a surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. Developed in 1987, PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. PRAMS surveillance currently covers about 83% of all U.S. births.

PRAMS provides data not available from other sources. These data can be used to identify groups of women and infants at high risk for health problems, to monitor changes in health status, and to measure progress towards goals in improving the health of mothers and infants. PRAMS data are used by researchers to investigate emerging issues in the field of reproductive health and by state and local governments to plan and review programs and policies aimed at reducing health problems among mothers and babies.

Image of a mom with her infant: Selected 2016 – 2017 Maternal and Child Health (M) Indicators

Selected 2016 – 2017 Maternal and Child Health (M) Indicators

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Other Interventions for Pregnant Smokers

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PRAMS Releases 2017 Data

PRAMS state map: Overview of Design and Methodology

PRAMS Overview of Design and Methodology

About Data Collection and Processing

PRAMS and Zika Prevention

PRAMS and Zika Prevention

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PRAMS Special Projects

Improving Health for Mothers and Babies

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PRAMS Success Stories

Highlighted Publications
Selected Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Indicators 2016-2017

Data table with selected MCH indicators from 2016-2017. Data is presented for all PRAMS sites and also presented by individual state.

Work Directly With PRAMS Data

The PRAMS Data Portal has a PRAMS dataset for each year from 2000 – 2011.

Participating PRAMS Sites
PRAMS state map: Overview of Design and Methodology
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