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Journal Articles Citing Alaska PRAMS Data

T. Kimmel, How the stats really stack up: Cosleeping is twice as safe, Mothering, Sept/Oct 2002; pp. 52-57 (non-peer-reviewed article)

CDC. Prevalence of selected maternal behaviors and experiences, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 1999. MMWR 2002; 51(SS02);1-26.

Gessner BD, Ives GC, Perham-Hester KA. Association between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Prone Sleep Position, Bed Sharing, and Sleeping Outside an Infant Crib in Alaska. Pediatrics 2001 October, 108 (4): 923-927.

CDC. Are Women with Recent Live Births Aware of the Benefits of Folic Acid? MMWR 2001; 50(RR06);3-14.

Gessner BD, Perham-Hester KA. Experience of Violence among Teenage Mothers in Alaska. J Adol Health 1998; 22: 383-8. (Summary digest "Nearly 10% of Teenage Mothers Experience Violence while Pregnant" printed in Family Planning Perspectives 1999; 31:106-107.) (Erratum to Table 1 printed in J Adol Health 1999; 24 (6):459.)

CDC. Prevalence of Selected Maternal and Infant Characteristics, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 1997. MMWR 1999; 48(SS05);1-37.

CDC. Progress in Reducing Risky Infant Sleeping Positions -- 13 States, 1996-1997. MMWR 1999; 48(39);878-882.

CDC. Prenatal Discussion of HIV Testing and Maternal HIV Testing -- 14 States, 1996-1997. MMWR 1999; 48(19);401-404.

CDC. Assessment of Infant Sleeping Position – Selected States, 1996. MMWR 1998; 47:873-7.

Dietz PM, Adams MM, Kendrick JS, et.al. Completeness of Ascertainment of Prenatal Smoking using birth Certificates and Confidential Questionnaires: Variations by Maternal Attributes and Infant Birth Weight. Am J Epidemiol 1998; 148:1048-54.

Perham-Hester KA, Gessner BD. Correlates of Drinking During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy in Alaska. Mat Child Health J 1997; 1(3): 165-172.

Kaplan SD, Lanier AP, Merritt RK, et.al.. Prevalence of Tobacco Use among Alaska Natives: A Review. Prevent Med 1997; 26: 460-5.

Dietz PM, Gazmararian JA, Goodwin MM, et. al. Delayed entry into prenatal care: Effect of physical violence. Obstet Gynecol 1997; 90:221-4.

Gazmararian JA, Adams MM, Pamuk ER. Associations between measures of socioeconomic status and maternal health behavior. Am J Prev Med 1996; 12: 108-15.

Gazmararian JA, Adams MM, Saltzman LE, et. al. The relationship between pregnancy intendedness and physical violence in mothers of newborns. Obstet Gynecol 1995; 85:1031-8.

CDC. Physical Violence During the 12 Months Preceding Childbirth – Alaska, Maine, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, 1990-1991. MMWR 1994; 43:132-7. (Reprinted in JAMA 1994; 271(15): 1152-3).

Johnson CH, the PRAMS Working Group. Synthetic estimates for small areas in PRAMS. Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods, American Statistical Association. 1994; 1065-70.

Newspaper Articles Citing Alaska PRAMS Data

Anchorage Daily News

Nurse offers Plan B: Oops fills weekly birth-control gap. Business section E-1, 6; April 6, 2000. Alaska PRAMS unintended prevalence for 1998 overall and teen moms cited.

Gone in a Heartbeat: SIDS numbers high in Alaska. Front page; November 15, 1998. (Correction to data printed November 24, 1998.) Alaska PRAMS data on back and side-sleeping for infants were cited.

Ellis measure stands behind breast-feeding. Front page; April 7, 1998. Alaska PRAMS data on breast-feeding from Family Health Dataline (Vol 2: No. 4) were cited.

Message misses its mark: Booze, drugs found in 16% of new moms. Front page; October 11, 1995. Alaska PRAMS data were used to give a counter viewpoint of the data referred to in the headline.

Maternal health care. The Almanac. Page B6, June 28, 1994. Alaska PRAMS data pulled from Alaska Vital Signs (Vol 4:1, 1994) newsletter.