PRAMS

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. 

The Texas PRAMS Annual Report/Databook and other publications are available from the download below. Due to the CDC timeline for data collection, data cleaning, and weighting, the Annual Report/Databook is 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. 

TEXAS PRAMS QUESTIONNAIRES:

2002-2003 Questionnaire

2004-2008 Questionnaire

2009-2011 Questionnaire

2012-2015 Questionnaire


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

Fatherhood Fact Sheet

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)

 

Last updated October 2, 2017