This survey is a population-based surveillance system that collects state-specific data on maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before during and after pregnancy. The data are used for policy and program. The core questions are common to all states and the state specific questions are standard topic modules that VDH has selected for use in the survey. CSR was contracted to provide telephone reminders for non-respondents after several mailings through VDH and conduct telephone interviews with willing respondents.
Women who have had a recent live birth in the State of Virginia who have been contacted to participate in a mail-out survey and have not yet responded.