Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Data (PRAMS)

Purpose

To improve the health of mothers and infants by reducing poor pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight, infant mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity.

Key Information

Data on pregnant women, new mothers and their infants including: experience with prenatal care stress, labor, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care; health issues including: nutrition, folic acid,alcohol and tobacco exposure and use, domestic violence, HIV prevention and access to care; and feelings about the pregnancy, support from friends/family collected in most states. Rhode Island also collects data on: family mobility, lead poisoning and newborn screening awareness, and maternal depression

Rhode Island Numbers

Note: Unintended pregnancy is defined as wanted later (mistimed) or not wanted at any time.