Have you been asked to participate in PRAMS?

Approximately 160 women per month in New Jersey are randomly picked to participate in PRAMS. If you receive a survey or phone call, please consider participating in this important survey. PRAMS takes about 20 minutes to complete. The information is used to help plan better health programs for New Jersey mothers and babies.



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 selected for the PRAMS survey, and more than 70% participate, totaling approximately 1,500 interviews annually. 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
  • Zika virus supplement

New Jersey PRAMS Questionnaires PRAMS Highlights

PRAMS Topic Reports

PRAMS Annual Chart Book

The Annual Chart Book provides information from PRAMS on prenatal care, health and postpartum behaviors, workforce trends, home visitation and dental health. The tables in the Chart Book present data with decade-long trends and sociodemographic breakouts.

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

Data Briefs present the latest PRAMS survey data on specific issues to inform service providers and policy makers. Each brief describes an "Agenda for Action" for improved healthcare services and links to other resources.

Contact Us

NJ PRAMS Coordinator
Phone: 609-292-5656
Send us an Email

Last Reviewed: 12/10/2020