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PRAMS Data Updated!

PeriStats has been updated with 2012-2017 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) dataset.

PRAMS is a surveillance system from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is collected and administered through participating state health departments. Data presented on PeriStats can be searched by maternal race/ethnicity, maternal age and Medicaid status.

Variables that were updated include:

  • Alcohol use, before and during pregnancy
  • Smoking, before, during, and after pregnancy
  • Smoking, quit during pregnancy
  • Medicaid coverage, anytime and prenatal care and before pregnancy
  • Uninsured, before pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • Vitamin use
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admission
  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception use
  • Diabetes
  • Postpartum follow up
  • Pre-Pregnancy Oral Health
  • Infant Sleep position

Headlines

November, 2020

 2020 March of Dimes Report Cards
 

September, 2020

 PRAMS Data Updated!
 

August, 2020

 Perinatal and Late Fetal Mortaltiy rates updated
 

July, 2020

 COVID-19 Articles
 

June, 2020

 Updates to Medicaid Coverage and Sexually Transmitted Disease Data
 

May, 2020

 Updates to infant and maternal mortality
 
 COVID-19 Articles
 

March, 2020

 2018 Natality Data Update
 
 Puerto Rico Natality data (2015-2018) now available
 

February, 2020

 Updated data on poverty and health insurance
 

December, 2019

 Updated data on behavioral risk factors
 

May, 2019

 Natality data updates on PeriStats
 

January, 2019

 Data updates on PeriStats