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Alaska MCH Data Book 2018: PRAMS Edition

We are pleased to present the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2018: PRAMS Edition, sharing detailed analyses from the Alaska Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). This book is the eighth in our series of reference books on the epidemiology of maternal, child and family health in Alaska. PRAMS data provides a wealth of population-based information on maternal and infant health, and is representative of all women delivering in the state.

This book incorporates newer data visualization techniques, includes topics that have not been reported on in prior data books, and displays indicators by federal poverty level for the first time. In addition, this is the first book to incorporate comments from women who responded to PRAMS to provide a more personal window into the Alaskan maternal experience.

We hope the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2018: PRAMS Edition will be a helpful reference for all Alaskans concerned with improving the health and well-being of Alaskan families!

What's inside:

  • O​verview of PRAMS

    • Characteristics of PRAMS-Eligible Population, Alaska, 2016

  • Chapter 1: Reproductive Health

    • Discussions with a Health Care Provider

    • Pregnancy Intention and Family Planning

    • Pre-pregnancy Alcohol Use

    • Stressful Life Events During the 12 Months Before Baby was Born

  • Chapter 2: Prenatal Health

    • Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence

    • Health Care, Self Care, and Social Services

  • Chapter 3: Maternal Health

    • Social Support Since Delivering the Baby

    • Maternal Employment

    • Postpartum Health

  • Chapter 4: Infant Care

  • Appendix: Detailed Trend Data

Additional resources

Hard copies of the 2018 Data Book are not available. It was posted online March 2019. Please see below for corrections made to the downloadable PDF since the original date of posting.

  • Chapter 3/Postpartum Health/ Figure 77/ Page 67: Original chart used 2015 data. Corrected to show 2016 data. (9/23/2019)

The authors are interested in how you use the data from this book in your work. Please email your data uses or other questions or suggestions to: mch-epi@alaska.gov.  Thank you!