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Hawaii-IBIS PRAMS Data Release Notes

General Release Notes

2016 PRAMS

A new Demographics category

We introduced a new demographics category in this release. This section allows users to view detailed information about the PRAMS population. Please note that some of the demographic information is self-reported by the mother, and some comes directly from the birth certificate. The source of the data can be found by hovering over the question mark by the indicator selection title and under the Question Wording sub-heading in the Data Notes section of the indicator report.

Two new dimensions are now available

  • Gestational age, which comes from the birth certificate and is categorized as early preterm (<32 weeks), preterm (32-36 weeks), normal term (37-41 weeks) and post term (42+ weeks).
  • Birthweight, which comes from the birth certificate and is categorized as low (<2500 grams), normal (2500- 3,999 grams), or high (4,000+ grams).

New PRAMS indicators in 2016

There are several new indicators available:
  • Chronic disease - asthma before pregnancy
  • Chronic disease - depression before pregnancy
  • Chronic disease - thyroid problems before pregnancy
  • Contraception after pregnancy - tubal ligation or vasectomy
  • Contraception after pregnancy - used IUDs or implants
  • Contraception after pregnancy - used pills, shots, rings or patches
  • Contraception after pregnancy - used condoms
  • Contraception after pregnancy - natural planning or withdrawal
  • Contraception after pregnancy - abstinence
  • Intention - intended pregnancy (2012+)
  • Intention - pregnancy intention (2012+)
  • Flu shot - offered by HCW in the 12 months b/f delivery
  • Flu shot - received in the 12 months b/f delivery
  • Oral health - dental visit for problem during pregnancy
  • Oral health - dental insurance during pregnancy
  • Infant - delivery type
  • Infant's sex
  • Mother's county of residence
  • Mother's Census race
  • Mother's DOH race-ethnicity
  • Mother's program race
  • Mother's education level
  • Mother's ethnicity - Hispanic or Latina
  • Mother's marital status
  • Mother's poverty level (2 level): 0-185%, 186%+
  • Mother's poverty level (3 level): 0-130%, 131-185%, 186%+
  • Mother's poverty level (4 level): 0-100%, 101-185%, 186-300%, 301+%
  • Mother's PRAMS age group: <20, 20-24, 25-34, 35+
  • Mother's reproductive age group: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45+

2015 PRAMS

The primiparous dimension is not available in 2015 due to irregularities with the underlying data.

2014 PRAMS

Mother's education level - this dimension comes from the birth certificate form. In 2014, the State of Hawaii transitioned to a new birth certificate form and this transition resulted in irregularities in this data field. Accordingly, mother's education will be suppressed from 2014 forward pending consultation with the Office of Health Status Monitoring at the Hawaii Department of Health.

Other Information

Note about indicator/dimension changes:

The PRAMS is constantly changing. HHDW staff carefully review the PRAMS survey instrument each year to assess how changes in the survey instrument impact indicators and dimensions within the Hawaii-IBIS system. If you have questions, check the Question Wording in the Data Notes section of the report.

The information provided above is from the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse and the Hawaii State Department of Health's Hawaii-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 11 April 2021 0:03:45 from Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: ".

Content updated: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 09:18:33 HST