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Oregon PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System)

Oregon PRAMS

Oregon PRAMS is a project of the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PRAMS stands for Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.

We collect information about people's experiences before, during, and immediately after pregnancy. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Oregon families.


Receive a PRAMS survey and have questions? 

In English: Questions and Answers about PRAMS (pdf)
En Español: Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre PRAMS (pdf)
Each month, PRAMS participants are chosen randomly by computer from birth records. If you are picked, you will receive a survey by mail with more information about the project and a postage-paid envelope for returning your survey.  A few weeks later, we may call you to do the survey over the phone. You are free to do the survey or not, or to skip any questions you don't want to answer. Please call 1-800-723-3638 or email to ask questions, change your address, or receive a new survey if yours is lost or damaged.  

PRAMS Surveys: What do we ask?

Surveys are organized by birth year and CDC Phase. Surveys in one phase ask the same questions. Extra, supplemental questions may occasionally be added. In Summer 2023, we are starting CDC Phase 9.

Most recent surveySurvey for 2016 - 2022 (CDC Phase 8) 
with these supplemental questions:
PRAMS COVID Vaccine Supplement (ran last half of 2021, all of 2022)
PRAMS COVID-19 Experiences Supplement (ran last half of 2020, all of 2021)
PRAMS Disability Supplement (ran 2019-2021)
PRAMS Opioid Supplement (ran 2019)

Annual Results and Special Projects
Phase 8, 2016-2022
Oregon PRAMS 2021 Data with supplements on Maternal Disabilities, COVID-19 Experiences, and COVID-19 Vaccines

Oregon PRAMS 2020 Data with supplements on Maternal Disabilities, COVID-19 Experiences
 Oregon PRAMS 2019 Data with supplements on Maternal Disabilities, Opioids
 Oregon PRAMS 2018 Data 
Oregon PRAMS 2017 Data
Oregon PRAMS 2016 Data

Special Reports 

PRAMS COVID-19 Dashboards
Data from the 2020 supplement on experiences and behaviors during the first year of the pandemic. Click on the title to go to dashboards, where you can filter by demographic data and question.

PRAMS Substance Use Dashboards  
Data about alcohol, cigarette, e-cigarette, hookah, and marijuana use 2017-2019. Click on title to go to the dashboards, where you can filter by demographic data and question. 

Disparities in Risk Reduction Behaviors PRAMS 2020
Despite high rates of COVID-19 preventative behaviors, pregnant BIPOC Oregonian residents were more likely to report COVID diagnosis in 2020 than pregnant non-BIPOC respondents. (Poster, 2022 CityMatCH Leadership & Epidemiology Conference, Chicago, IL September 21-23, 2022)

Oregon PRAMS Maternal Disabilities 2019-2020
All PRAMS Sites Electronic Vapor Product Use 2016-2018
Oregon PRAMS Postpartum Contraceptive Use 2016-2018
Oregon Safe Sleep, 2017
Paid Parental Leave and Maternal and Child Health, 2017

ECHO Survey (Early Childhood Health in Oregon)

A follow-up study to PRAMS when babies are 3


Oregon ECHO, Early Childhood Health in Oregon, is a project of the Oregon Health Authority's Maternal and Child Health Section. We follow up with parents who answered the PRAMS survey when their babies turn 3. Our goal is to learn more about the health and well-being of preschoolers and their families. 

Contact Us

Interested in Oregon data? 
Have a general question?
Email Oregon PRAMS
Or call 1-800-723-3638

More questions about PRAMS?
Interested in a multisite data set? 
Visit CDC PRAMS for info on methodology, obtaining analytic files, and past studies: 

Using Multi-Jurisdiction PRAMS Datasets