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Alabama Preconception Health Report Card

In 2011, Alabama women gave birth to 59,322 infants. The health of these women prior to pregnancy impacted birth outcomes. The graph below represents the percentage of live births in Alabama in 2006 and 2011 by health behaviors, experiences, and conditions among these women just prior to becoming pregnant. These data come from Alabama's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).

PRAMS is an ongoing population-based surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is designed to collect information on self-reported maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy among women who deliver live-born infants. Because PRAMS data are population based, findings are generalizable to an entire state’s population of women who have delivered a live-born infant.

Page last updated: May 13, 2021