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We are excited to bring you the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2011: Alaska Native Edition. This fifth edition of the Alaska Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Data Book is a collaborative effort of the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Alaska Native Epidemiology Center. Two state-run surveys are the sources of data. One is familiar — the Alaska Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The other is a newer data source that we are excited to highlight for the first time in this format. It is the three-year follow-up to PRAMS called the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS).

This book is unique in that it reports all analyses by Alaska Native status and, in some cases, by tribal health region. By focusing on Alaska Native status, these data will be particularly helpful to health care staff and administrators in areas of rural Alaska that serve predominantly Alaska Native people. Our design format, featuring graphs and tables opposite bulleted narratives, provides policy makers, public health professionals, and health care providers with a user-friendly reference for statistical and epidemiological information on mothers, infants, and young children in Alaska.

 

Click here to download the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2011: Alaska Native Edition. (PDF 10.6 MB)

What's inside

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Table of Contents
Overview of PRAMS & CUBS
Chapter 1: Population Characteristics
Chapter 2: Reproductive Health
Chapter 3: Prenatal Health
Chapter 4: Prenatal Substance Use
Chapter 5: Maternal Health
Chapter 6: Infant Health
Chapter 7: Child Health
Chapter 8: Childhood Home Environment
Appendix: Glossary, Indicator Definitions, Technical Notes

Click here to download the Detailed Regional Data, 2004-2008 (available only online)
Click here to download the Detailed Trend Data, 2000-2008 (available only online)

Click here to visit the PRAMS program website.
Click here to visit the CUBS program website.

To receive your own hard-copy of
Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2011:
Alaska Native Edition

send an e-mail to: mch-epi@alaska.gov