Vermont Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Vermont PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) is an ongoing survey of Vermont mothers who have recently given birth. PRAMS is a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health. The goal of the PRAMS project is to improve the health of mothers and infants by reducing adverse outcomes such as low birth weight, infant mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity.

PRAMS was initiated nationally in 1987 because infant mortality rates were no longer declining as rapidly as they had in prior years. Vermont PRAMS began collecting data in 2001 in response to increasing low birth weight rates in the state in the late 1990s. As of 2016, 51 states, cities and territories are participating in PRAMS.

Vermont PRAMS provides data about pregnancy and the first few months after birth that is not available from other sources. These data can be used to identify groups of women and infants at high risk for health problems, to monitor changes in health status, and to measure progress towards goals in improving the health of mothers and infants.

Vermont PRAMS Reports and Briefs
Program Date Posted Title Topic Most Recent Births
PRAMS 7/31/2017 Work and Workplace Leave, 2012-2014 Births Workplace Leave 2014
PRAMS 6/30/2017 Oral Health Care, 2012-2014 Births Oral Health 2014
PRAMS 6/20/2017 Gestational Weight Gain, 2014 Births Gestational Weight Gain 2014
PRAMS 6/2/2017 Vermont PRAMS Zika Brief, No. 1 Zika 2016
PRAMS 4/14/2017 Vermont PRAMS Highlights, 2014 Births General 2014
PRAMS 4/5/2017 Postpartum Contraception Use, 2012-2013 Contraception 2013
PRAMS 4/5/2017 Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy, 2012-2013 Tobacco 2013
PRAMS 2/10/2017 Marijuana Use 2009-2013 Alcohol and Drug Use 2013
PRAMS 3/22/2016 Vermont PRAMS Highlights, 2013 Births General 2013
PRAMS 2/5/2016 Tobacco Cessation Strategies & Outcomes, 2012 Births Tobacco 2012
PRAMS 1/29/2016 Breastfeeding and Childbirth Preparation Classes, 2012 Births Breastfeeding 2012
PRAMS 12/7/2015 Vermont PRAMS Highlights, 2012 Births General 2012
PRAMS 9/25/2015 Breastfeeding 2009-2011, Part 2 Breastfeeding 2011
PRAMS 8/14/2015 Breastfeeding 2009-2011, Part 1 Breastfeeding 2011
PRAMS 6/26/2015 Alcohol Use 2009-2011, Part 3 Alcohol and Drug Use 2011
PRAMS 6/19/2015 Alcohol Use 2009-2011, Part 2 Alcohol and Drug Use 2011
PRAMS 6/12/2015 Alcohol Use 2009-2011, Part 1 Alcohol and Drug Use  2011
PRAMS 6/5/2015 Safe Sleep, 2009-2011 Safe Sleep 2011
PRAMS 5/22/2015 Postpartum Contraception Use, 2009-2011 Pregnancy Planning 2011
PRAMS 1/9/2015 Tobacco Use 2009-2011, Part 3 Tobacco 2011
PRAMS 11/20/2014 Tobacco Use 2009-2011, Part 2 Tobacco 2011
PRAMS 9/12/2014 Tobacco Use 2009-2011, Part 1 Tobacco 2011
PRAMS 9/5/2014 Vermont PRAMS Overview 2001-2011 General 2011
PRAMS 9/27/2013 2009-2011 Influenza Vaccine Flu/Immunization 2011
PRAMS 7/26/2013 2011 Vermont PRAMS Highlights General 2011
PRAMS 11/2/2012 Oral Health, Part 2 Oral Health 2010
PRAMS 10/26/2012 Oral Health, Part 1 Oral Health 2010
PRAMS 8/24/2012 2010 Vermont PRAMS Highlights General 2010
PRAMS 11/18/2011 2009-2010 Flu Season: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Flu/Immunization 2010
PRAMS 11/4/2011 Stressors Before and During Pregnancy, Part 3 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2009
PRAMS 10/28/2011 Stressors Before and During Pregnancy, Part 2 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2009
PRAMS 10/21/2011 Stressors Before and During Pregnancy, Part 1 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2009
PRAMS 9/23/2011 2009 Vermont PRAMS Hilghlights General 2009
PRAMS 4/8/2011 Domestic Abuse, Part 4 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2008
PRAMS 3/25/2011 Domestic Abuse, Part 3 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2008
PRAMS 11/5/2010 Domestic Abuse, Part 2 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2008
PRAMS 10/22/2010 Domestic Abuse, Part 1 Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2008
PRAMS 10/1/2010 Prenatal Counseling, Part 9 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 9/10/2010 Prenatal Counseling, Part 8 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 8/27/2010 Prenatal Counseling, Part 7 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 8/6/2010 Prenatal Counseling, Part 6 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 7/9/2010 Prenatal Counseling, Part 5 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 7/2/2010 Alcohol Use, State Comparison Alcohol and Drug Use 2007
PRAMS 5/14/2010 Prenatal Care Timing Prenatal Care 2007
PRAMS 1/22/2010 Contraception Use Pregnancy Planning 2007
PRAMS 12/18/2009 Unintended Pregnancies Pregnancy Planning 2007
PRAMS 11/6/2009 Prenatal Counseling, Part 4 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 6/26/2009 Prenatal Counseling, Part 3 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 6/12/2009 Prenatal Counseling, Part 2 Prenatal Care 2008
PRAMS 5/29/2009 Prenatal Counseling, Part 1 Prenatal Care 2007
PRAMS 5/22/2009 HIV HIV 2007
PRAMS 3/20/2009 Alcohol Alcohol and Drug Use 2006
PRAMS 12/22/2008 Tobacco Tobacco 2004
PRAMS 11/21/2008 Co-Sleeping Safe Sleep 2006
PRAMS 10/24/2008 Postpartum Depression Stress/Abuse/Mental Health 2006
PRAMS 9/28/2007 Preconception Pregnancy Planning 2004
PRAMS 9/7/2007 Breastfeeding, Part 2 Breastfeeding 2004
PRAMS 8/14/2007 Breastfeeding, Part 1 Breastfeeding 2004
PRAMS 7/8/2007 HIV HIV 2004