South Dakota Tribal Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (SDT PRAMS)

The South Dakota Tribal Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (SDT PRAMS) was a survey for mothers of young infants that asked questions about moms' experiences, behaviors, lives, and health around the time of their pregnancy.  SDT PRAMS' goal was to establish statewide and tribe-specific American Indian population-based surveillance data for factors related to pregnancy and early infancy.

SDT PRAMS was one of 39 PRAMS projects in the country funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Typically, PRAMS projects are run by the state departments of health.  SDT PRAMS has been the first tribal-run and focused PRAMS project in the country. 

The project was started in 2006. In 2007, women who gave birth to an American Indian infant between June and November were invited to complete a survey either by mail or by phone.  The collection of SDT PRAMS PRAMS surveys and interviews ended in June of 2008.  Data analysis took place in the winter of 2008 and 2009.  Reports for the project are expected to be available in the winter of 2009. 


Data Collection Methods

Survey Background and Topics

Tribal Oversight and Steering Committee

Collaboration and Project Partners

Data Use Goals

If there are any questions about SDT PRAMS, please contact us at 605.721.1922 ext. 108.

SDT PRAMS Statewide Surveillance Report Now Available!