Wisconsin Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring
System (exit DHS), is an
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 and our African American/White disparity ratio for the infant mortality rate are among the highest
in the nation. In 2012, African Americans in Wisconsin experienced 13.2 infant deaths per 1,000
live births, compared to 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births for Whites. In 2012, babies born to African
American mothers were three times more likely to die before their first birthday than were babies
born to White mothers.
- 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.
PO Box 2659
Madison WI 53701-2659
Carlie Allison, Wisconsin PRAMS Project Coordinator
Call 608-267-9545, or toll-free 1-866-743-9739
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July 29, 2014