The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a survey designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and monitor selected maternal experiences before, during, and after pregnancy. Texas has been participating in PRAMS since 2002. The PRAMS survey asks questions on health topics, such as access to prenatal care, pregnancy intention, alcohol use, smoking, knowledge of the importance of folic acid, multivitamin use, type of insurance, intimate partner violence, postpartum depression, breastfeeding, infant sleep position, and smoke exposure. Surveys are completed via phone or mail by mothers who are residents of Texas who have recently given birth.
In Texas, PRAMS provides the most comprehensive population-based data on maternal health during and after pregnancy. Texas PRAMS data are used by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and several other state agencies and stakeholders to inform, develop, and drive policies and programs to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Texas PRAMS data are presented in the Texas PRAMS Annual Report/Databook and are publicly available from the download below. Due to the CDC timeline for data collection, data cleaning, weighting, and file production, reports from PRAMS data are generally available two years after the end of each birth year.
Requests or information regarding PRAMS should be directed to the Texas PRAMS contact, Dr. Tanya Guthrie at Tanya.Guthrie@dshs.texas.gov or 512-776-2935.
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OTHER REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Preconception Health Indicators Among Women - Texas, 2002-2010
Texas 2009-2010 Flu Issue Brief
Texas Pre-Pregnancy Obesity PRAMS 2009-2011
Dashboard on Prenatal Oral Health Care
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TEXAS PRAMS DATABOOKS:
Texas 2014 PRAMS Databook Summary (5 MB, PDF)
Texas 2013 PRAMS Databook (11 MB, PDF)
Texas 2012 PRAMS Databook (2 MB, PDF)
Texas 2011 PRAMS Databook (2 MB, PDF)
Texas 2010 PRAMS Databook (1 MB, PDF)
Texas 2009 PRAMS Databook (1 MB, PDF)
Texas 2008 PRAMS Databook (3 MB, PDF)
Texas 2007 PRAMS Databook (3 MB, PDF)
Texas 2004 PRAMS Databook (3 MB, PDF)
Texas 2003 PRAMS Databook (3 MB, PDF)
Texas 2002 PRAMS Databook (3 MB, PDF)
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