Mississippi State Department of Health

The goal of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is to improve the health outcomes of mothers and infants by collecting information on a select number of women who have given birth in the state of Mississippi.

Using confidential surveys of women who have had a recent live birth, PRAMS identifies and monitors selected maternal experiences and behaviors that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy that may have affected the health of their baby. With this information, the program seeks to eliminate adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight, infant morbidity and mortality, and maternal morbidity.

Program Focus

Data Request

PRAMS data is available by request for use by the public and professionals. Please submit a data request with details.


More information on PRAMS

PRAMS Surveys

PRAMS Surveillance Reports



For more information, contact:

Brenda Hughes, MPPA
PRAMS Program Manager
Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39215
601-576-7777 or 1-800-426-1587

Links referenced
PRAMS Program    http://www.cdc.gov/prams/
PRAMS Phase VIII English Survey: 2015    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7768.pdf
PRAMS Phase VII English Survey: 2012    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,5753,299,pdf/PRAMS_2012_Questionnaire.pdf
Phase VI English Survey: 2009    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,3216,299,pdf/PRAMS2009Survey.pdf
Phase VI Spanish Survey: 2009    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,3215,299,pdf/PRAMS2009SpanishSurvey.pdf
Phase V Survey: 2004 - 2008    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,2553,299,pdf/PRAMSQuestionnaire2004-2006.pdf
Phase IV Survey: 2003    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,2552,299,pdf/PRAMSQuestionnaire2003.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2018    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10774,299,pdf/PRAMS2018.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2017    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10773,299,pdf/PRAMS2017.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2011    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,6859,299,pdf/2011.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2010    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,6858,299,pdf/2010.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2009    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/5604.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2008    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/5078.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2006    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,3145,299,pdf/PRAMS2006.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2003    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,2554,299,pdf/PRAMSSurveillance2003.pdf
Breastfeeding in Mississippi, 2016    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,6625,299,pdf/ExclusiveBreastfeeding2016.pdf
Racial Differences in Maternal Behaviors and Potential Factors Associated with Preterm Delivery in Mississippi    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3423.pdf
Assessing Reasons for Delay of Prenatal Care    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3422.pdf
Factors Associated with Low Birth Weight in Mississippi    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3421.pdf
brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov

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