In 2017 in Vermont, 14.6% of women used alcohol during the last three months of pregnancy, compared with 8.2% across all participating sites [1]. Data are collected in 47 states for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). 18 states currently report data for this indicator. Breakdowns by age, race, and education as well as key points and takeaways from the Vermont Department of Health is in the PRAMS 2016-2017 Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Brief.

Additional information about how Vermont addresses the health of children and families can be found in the State Health Improvement Plan and in the Division of Maternal and Child Health’s Strategic Plan.

Return to the Table of Contents for the 2019 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families? report.

1. Vermont Department of Health (2019). Vermont Vital Statistics & Vermont Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System – 2017.