Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System

The PRAMS is conducted by the CDC in collaboration with state health departments. PRAMS collects state-level data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. The PRAMS sample consists women who have had a recent live birth based on birth certificate information. Each participating state samples between 1,300 and 3,400 women per year. The PRAMS questionnaire includes topics on maternal alcohol and tobacco consumption as well as on the mother's knowledge of pregnancy-related health issues. 

More information on the PRAMS can be found here:

Data Indicators
Age Groups
Geographic Units

Current Data Format

Statewide PDF reports available for specific indicators. Otherwise, data is available via request. 

Comparable to National Dataset?

PRAMS is a national dataset. 

Data Owners

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Strategic Data Need

Assess trends in maternal substance use, infant exposure to substances, and birth outcomes related to substance use. 






Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System, Georgia (2004-2019). Available at