Questionnaires – PRAMS

MN PRAMS questionnaire for mothers

What's in the questionnaire?

The PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) 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 7, 2012 - 2015 (PDF) is the most current survey response PRAMS data available 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 PRAMS CDC´s questionnaires, visit the CDC´s PRAMS Questionnaires website.