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PRAMS Data Availability 

The Pregnancy Risk-Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a survey of mothers of newborns that has been on-going in Alaska since 1990.  PRAMS is a collaborative project between CDC and the Alaska Division of Public Health.  It collects information about behaviors and circumstances of Alaskan mothers and their infants surrounding the pregnancy and postpartum period.  Sampled mothers are asked to participate by mail.  Phone interviews are attempted with women who do not respond by mail.  Outside of what Vital Records can provide, PRAMS is the premier source of population-based data on maternal and infant issues for Alaska.  Unintended births, breastfeeding, domestic violence, prenatal substance use, and depression are some of the topics covered in PRAMS.

Online access to data is currently available in two places:

PRAMStat

PRAMStat is an online data platform developed to provide public access to over 250 maternal and child health indicators from PRAMS.  Users can view and interact with PRAMS visualizations, such as maps and charts, and save visualizations for use in creating fact sheets and presentations.  Use PRAMStat to explore PRAMS data from 2000 to 2011 from a single state or select a topic and compare across states. 

This site includes PRAMS total, or 'national' estimates for direct comparison purposes.

Note: Alaska data for 2011 is not available on PRAMStat.

For more recent select data indicators in a static format visit: Selected Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Indicators for 2012 and 2013.

Alaska IBIS

Alaska IBIS is the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (AK-IBIS).  This site provides statistical numerical data as well as contextual information on the heatlh status of Alaskans.

Note: Alaska data for 2009-2014 is accessible as a queryable dataset here. This site allows for Alaska-specific breakouts (including region and Alaska Native race) and includes more state-specific indicators than PRAMStat.

Requesting Data from the Program

 
Should your data needs not be met by the above online resources, please consider a summary data request. Download the 'Summary Data Request' form​​ and submit to mch-epi@alaska.gov.

If you are a researcher and would like to request a de-identified dataset, please review the CDC PRAMS page for researchers and submit a completed WCFH Data Utilization Agreement and Data request to mch-epi@alaska.gov.  Please contact us at mch-epi@alaska.gov if you have any questions prior to completing the form. (Complex survey analysis experience is required.)

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