2020 Louisiana PRAMS Data Report Now Available!

The Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a population-based survey of women who deliver a live-born infant within a given calendar year. The 2020 Louisiana PRAMS Data Report, a compilation of Louisiana PRAMS results for selected indicators, highlights data for births occurring in 2020. In 2020, there were 55,666 live births that satisfied the Louisiana PRAMS inclusion criteria, of which 1,237 were sampled. Of this sample, there were 698 respondents, resulting in a 57 percent overall weighted response rate.

Highlights from this edition:

  • Louisiana PRAMS participated in the COVID-19 Supplement in conjunction with CDC PRAMS as part of a national evaluation of how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted pregnancy. Six months of data from the COVID-19 Supplement were included in the 2020 data.
  • In 2020, Louisiana PRAMS included additional survey questions regarding maternal disability.
  • 17.5% of PRAMS respondents reported not initiating prenatal healthcare as early as desired because they “didn’t have enough money or insurance.”
  • 34.3% of respondents reported working jobs that did not offer paid maternity leave.
  • 67.8% of respondents received breastfeeding resources through family or friends.
  • 58.7% of respondents reported that their birthing hospital “provided information about how to protect [their] baby from COVID-19 after discharge.”

Louisiana PRAMS data can be used by program planners, health care providers, policy makers, and public health leaders to design, implement, and evaluate programs and services for women and infants in Louisiana.

Click here to view the full report.

March 15, 2022