Louisiana Prams Surveillance Reports from 2010 and 2011 are Here

Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an ongoing, population-based risk factor surveillance system designed to describe selected maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before and during pregnancy as well as during a child’s early infancy.

Louisiana PRAMS Data Provide Information On:

  • Prenatal maternal behaviors and experiences: pregnancy intention, contraceptive use, alcohol use, tobacco use, physical abuse, life stress, counseling
  • Complications of pregnancy: hypertension, diabetes, hospitalization
  • Postpartum maternal behaviors and experiences: depression, breastfeeding, contraceptive use, safety, infant sleep position

Research has indicated that maternal behaviors during pregnancy may influence infant birth weight and mortality rates. Louisiana PRAMS hopes to improve the health of mothers and infants by identifying factors associated with adverse outcomes and making recommendations for new programs to reduce these adverse outcomes such as low birth weight, infant mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity. PRAMS provides state-specific data for planning and assessing health programs and for describing maternal experiences that may contribute to maternal and infant health.

Read the 2010 and 2011 Key Findings Reports by clicking on the year you are interested in.

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