The Florida Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) has collected valuable information on maternal attitudes, behaviors, and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy since 1993. Florida PRAMS is an ongoing population-based surveillance system that surveys women who give birth to a live-born infant within a given year. Florida PRAMS provides vital information on maternal health, health behaviors, prenatal and postpartum care, and infant health. This information is used for planning, guiding, and evaluating maternal and child health programs in Florida.
Florida PRAMS utilizes a complex sampling strategy to randomly select mothers from the Florida Birth Certificate Registry. Approximately 200 mothers are sampled monthly to
participate in Florida PRAMS and are contacted between two to five months after they have given birth to complete the survey. PRAMS survey data are weighted so that resulting estimates can be generalized to the state population of women who gave birth to a live infant during the year (excluding those resulting in pluralities of four or greater). Data are collected at the state-level each year.