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The North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System monitors the rate of unintended pregnancies in North Carolina. With a PRAMS assessment, 200 new mothers are sent a survey to fill out to determine maternal behaviors before, during, and after pregnancy.
Unintended pregnancies are those that are unwanted or occur before a woman intended to become pregnant. This study provides current descriptive data for North Carolina on the prevalence of unintended pregnancy and its correlates, for use by public health programs in the state. The data was obtained from the North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).