The State of Illinois annually studies the health of a representative sample of new mothers. Since 1993, it has participated in the CDC’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), which asks about pre, peri, and post-natal health and health behaviors. While the survey has grown and changed over the years, oral health topics have been included since 1997.
Percentages are displayed as a weighted percentage of Illinois mothers giving birth to live infants from 2009-2014 who responded YES to the question. Medicaid recipients are defined as those for whom Medicaid paid for their delivery.