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Expanded PRAMS Data Now Available

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health, the March of Dimes has expanded the number of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) indicators available on PeriStats.

The 13 new indicators largely encompass preconception and interconception care and include data on pregnancy intention and contraception use at time of conception, pre-pregnancy morbidities like diabetes and hypertension, and postpartum contraception use, checkups, and depressive symptoms, among others.

Data for the new indicators are available for 2000-2011, depending on the state, and are available stratified by maternal race/ethnicity and age, household income, and Medicaid status.

PRAMS is a system of state and population based surveys that routinely collect information about maternal behaviors and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Participating PRAMS states survey a sample of women who have had a recent live birth and link survey responses to medical information collected on birth certificates to produce statewide estimates of maternal health indicators. To find out more information about PRAMS in your state, click on the link for the PRAMS website on each PeriStats state summary page.


January, 2018

 2016 Health Insurance Data Update
 2016 Natality Data Update
 2015 and 2016 BRFSS Data Update

October, 2017

 2015 Natality Data Update

September, 2016

 Updated Data and PeriStats Enhancements

May, 2016

 Birth Defects Data Updated & Expanded

October, 2015

 2013 Infant Mortality & 2014 BRFSS Data

September, 2015

 2011 and 2012 Infant Mortality Data Updated

July, 2015

 Expanded PRAMS Data Now Available

May, 2015

 MMWR Article About Tdap Vaccine Coverage
 2013 Natality Data Updated

December, 2014

 Birth Defects Data Now Available on PeriStats

August, 2014

 PRAMS Data Updated for 2011

June, 2014

 March of Dimes 2014 Hispanic Report
 2012 Natality and 2010 Infant Mortality Data Updated

May, 2014

 PRAMS Data Updated for 2009 and 2010

August, 2013

 Fetal and Perinatal Mortality Data Updated

October, 2011

 Special Care Nursery Admissions