Questionnaires – PRAMS

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MN PRAMS questionnaire for mothers

What´s in the questionnaire?

The PRAMS questionnaire consists of a core component used by all PRAMS states and a state–specific component. The core portion of the questionnaire includes questions about the following:

  • Attitudes and feelings about the most recent pregnancy
  • Content and source of prenatal care
  • Maternal alcohol and tobacco consumption
  • Physical abuse before and during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy–related morbidity
  • Infant health care
  • Contraceptive use
  • Mother´s knowledge of pregnancy–related health issues, such as adverse effects of tobacco and alcohol; benefits of folic acid; and risks of HIV

The state specific questions on the questionnaire are chosen from a pretested list of standard questions developed by the CDC or by states on their own. As a result, each state´s PRAMS questionnaire is unique. The Minnesota PRAMS Questionnaire Phase 6, 2008 – 2011 (PDF: 81 KB/17 pages) is the most current source of PRAMS data for Minnesota.

The PRAMS survey questionnaire is revised periodically (Phase 4, 5, 6 and 7), and some items are changed with each new phase.

To learn more about the CDC´s questionnaires, visit the CDC´s PRAMS Questionnaires website.


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