PRAMS research dataset codebook
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      PRAMS is the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. It is a joint research project between the state departments of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health. The PRAMS Analytic Research File contains a standard set of variables enumerated in the PRAMS Research Dataset Codebook. The PRAMS data set includes five categories of the following variables: Birth Certificate Variables: Selected variables from the birth certificate file are included in the data set; information on maternal and infant demographics are primarily from this source. Questionnaire Variables: This is the information collected from the PRAMS survey. Analytic Variables: These are precalculated variables that combine different variables in the data set, often those that are restricted (e.g., body mass index [BMI] created by combining variables on maternal weight and height). Operational Variables: These variables come from the data collection process (e.g., mode the questionnaire was answered by mail or phone). Weighting Variables: These variables account for the PRAMS survey design and the statistical weighting of the data. These variables are needed to analyze PRAMS data by using complex sample software. Publication date from document properties. PRAMSResearchDatasetCodebook_3-2012.pdf
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