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Commonly Asked Questions for Mothers (English) (PDF, 24 KB)

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Wisconsin Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (exit DHS), is an survey cover ongoing survey of new mothers conducted jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (exit DHS) and state health departments.

In each participating state, PRAMS collects population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Wisconsin began participating in PRAMS in 2007.

What are the goals of Wisconsin PRAMS?

  • To help us understand why our African American infant mortality rate, one of the highest in the nation, has seen no sustained improvement in the past 20 years. In 2010, African Americans in Wisconsin experienced 13.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, compared to 4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births for whites.

  • To collect high-quality, population-based data not found in other data sources, on topics related to successful pregnancy and healthy infancy.

  • To translate results into information for planning and evaluating public health programs and policy.

  • To improve the health of Wisconsin babies.

Mailing Address:
Wisconsin PRAMS
PO Box 2659
Madison WI 53701-2659

Kim González, Wisconsin PRAMS Data Manager
Call 608-266-0377, or toll-free 1-866-743-9739

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Last Revised: July 16, 2014