Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Minnesota PRAMS Questionnaires
Each month, approximately 150 PRAMS surveys are mailed to a random sample of women who live in Minnesota and have recently delivered a live-born infant. The survey is administered in English or in Spanish. A brief letter inviting mothers to participate is mailed, followed by the Minnesota PRAMS survey. Included with the survey is a reward card, calendar, and resource directory. For those who do not respond to this mailing, Minnesota PRAMS sends a reminder letter and the survey out a second and a third time. After the third mailing, a telephone follow-up is made to mothers who have not responded. One strength of the PRAMS surveillance system is the standardized data collection methodology. This standardized approach allows for comparisons among states and for optimal use of the data for single–state or multistate analysis.
What is on the survey?
The PRAMS survey contains core questions, asked by every state and state–specific questions, which are chosen to address each state’s data needs. As a result, each state's PRAMS survey is unique. The PRAMS survey is revised periodically and some items are changed with each new phase.
The Minnesota PRAMS questionnaire survey contains core questions about the following:
- Attitudes and feelings about the
most recent pregnancy
- Preconception care
- Content of prenatal care
- Medicaid and WIC participation
- Cigarette smoking and alcohol use
- Health insurance coverage
- Physical abuse
- Infant health care
- Contraceptive use
Note: The questionnaires above should not be recreated or distributed for any purpose.