Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

New Jersey PRAMS is a joint research project of the NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information from PRAMS is used to help plan better health programs for New Jersey mothers and infants and impact maternal and child health policy and practice.

One out of every 50 women giving birth each month is randomly selected for the PRAMS survey. More than 29,500 NJ mothers were included between 2002-2022 with an average response rate of 70%. They are asked about their feelings and experiences before, during and after pregnancy. Leading topics include:

  • Maternal and infant health care
  • Sleep practices
  • Breastfeeding
  • Home visiting services
  • Prenatal care and health insurance
  • Maternal smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Cesarean deliveries
  • Pregnancy intention
  • Opioid supplement

New Jersey PRAMS Questionnaires
  • 2023 to Present - Phase 9 Questionnaire (with opioid supplement) [English] [Español]
PRAMS Topic Reports
PRAMS Data Query on NJSHAD

A PRAMS dataset query is available on the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System that allows users to create custom tables and graphs of NJ PRAMS data.

Recent Data Briefs
Postpartum Assessment of Health Survey (PAHS)

PAHS is a follow-up study to the PRAMS survey and is a collaboration between Columbia University and seven city and state health departments. The purpose of PAHS is to better understand how to improve the health and quality of life of postpartum people and families in the year after childbirth.  PAHS asks a representative sample of individuals about their physical and mental health, health care use and the social determinants of health in the year following childbirth. Data from PAHS fills an important gap in data collection that can help inform interventions to improve maternal and child health in New Jersey and nationally.

PAHS Fact Sheets

Contact Us

NJ PRAMS Coordinator
Phone: 609-913-5474
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Last Reviewed: 6/14/2024