Current Social Science Research Report--Health #10, April 10, 2007.

CSSRR-Health is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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CSSRR-Health is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Fatal Occupational Injuries --- United States, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 13, April 6, 2007, HTML and .pdf format p. 297-301).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5613a1.htm

B. "Prevalence of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity by Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 2005," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 13, April 6, 2007, HTML and .pdf format p. 301-304).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5613a2.htm

C. "Elimination of Measles --- South Korea, 2001--2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 13, April 6, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 304-307).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5613a3.htm

.pdf for all articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5613.pdf

2. National Institute of Health News Releases:

A. "Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic" (Apr. 2, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/apr2007/niaid-02b.htm

B. "NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)-Supported Study Shows Significant Association between Smoking, Mental Disorders in Pregnant Women" (Apr. 3, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/apr2007/nida-03.htm

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse Report: "Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction" (April 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.nida.nih.gov/scienceofaddiction/sciofaddiction.pdf

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Patterns and Trends in Nonmedical Prescription Pain Reliever Use: 2002 to 2005," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/pain/pain.cfm

5. Congressional Research Service Reports:

A. "Alcohol Use Among Youth," by Andrew R. Sommers and Ramya Sundararaman (RS22636, April 2007, .pdf format, 6p.). Links to a summary and full text are available at:

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RS22636

B. "U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Spending: FY2004-FY2008" (RL33485, March 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33485.pdf

6. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Brief: "Procedures with the Most Rapidly Increasing Hospital Costs, 2000-2004," by C. Allison Russo, Chaya T. Merrill, and Bernard Friedman (Statistical Brief No. 28, April 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb28.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb28.pdf

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US States:

Alabama:

Center for Health Statistics Compendium: County Health Profiles-Alabama-2005 (March 2007, .pdf format, 160p.).

http://ph.state.al.us/chs/HealthStatistics/Profiles%2005%20Final%20Book.pdf

Georgia:

Division of Public Health Report: "South Atlantic Division Cancer Facts & Figures" (American Cancer Society, 2006, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/chronic/cancer/SADf&f_06.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 4, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/4/en/index.html

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European Commission:

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report: "Economic Consequences of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries in the Russian Federation," by Marc Suhrcke Lorenzo Rocco, Martin McKee, Stefano Mazzuco, Dieter Urban, and Alfred Steinherr (2007, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E89992.pdf

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Pan American Health Organization Report: "Renewing Primary Health Care in the Americas" (Position Paper, 2007, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.paho.org/English/AD/THS/primaryHealthCare.pdf

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France:

Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics Periodical: Health Economics Letter (No. 114, November 2006, .pdf format, 8p.). This issue is titled: "Differences between reported and diagnosed morbidity, The examples of obesity, arterial hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia," by Virginie Dauphinot, Florence Naudin, René Guéguen, and Marc Perronnin, and Catherine Sermet.

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/IrdesPublications/QES114.pdf

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "The National Childhood Immunisation Coverage Survey 2005" (Public Health Intelligence Occasional Bulletin No. 39, April 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 72p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/national-childhood-immunisation-survey-2005

Links to full text are at the bottom of the page.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Rand Corporation Technical Report: "Preventing Underage Drinking: Using Getting To Outcomes with the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework to Achieve Results," by Pamela Imm, Matthew Chinman, Abraham Wandersman, David Rosenbloom, Sarah Guckenburg, Roberta Leis (2007, .pdf format, 292p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR403/

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America's Health Insurance Plans Center for Policy and Research Report: "January 2007 Census Shows 4.5 Million People Covered by HSA/High-Deductible Health Plans," (April 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.ahipresearch.org/PDFs/FINAL%20AHIP_HSAReport.pdf

Related slides:

http://www.ahipresearch.org/PDFs/FINAL%20AHIP_HSA_PPTslides.pdf

More information about AHIP:

http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?bc=31

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National Academies Press Book: PEPFAR Implementation: Progress and Promise edited by Committee for the Evaluation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Implementation, Jaime Sepulveda, Charles Carpenter, James Curran, William Holzemer, Helen Smits, Kimberly Scott, and Michele Orza (2007, OpenBook format, 420p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11905

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Jones and Bartlett Press Book: Essentials of Global Health, by Richard Skolnik (forthcoming, July 2007, ISBN: 9780763734213). For more information see:

http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763734217/

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Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Is it time for a public-health approach to eating disorders?" (Editorial, Vol. 369, No. 9568, Apr. 7, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1142). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607605376/fulltext

B. "Have microbes, will travel," a review of Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade, by Ann Marie Kimball, reviewed by Kelley Lee (Book Review, Vol. 369, No. 9568, Apr. 7, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1159-1160).This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607605479/fulltext

C. "Global perspectives on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents: patterns, prevention, and potential," by Linda H Bearinger, Renee E. Sieving, Jane Ferguson, and Vinit Sharma (Series, Vol. 369, No. 9568, Apr. 7, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1220-1231). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607603675/fulltext

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "The 2006 WHO child growth standards" (Editorial extract, Vol. 334, No. 7596, Apr. 7, 2007, p. 705).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7596/705

B. "Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organization growth standards in nutrition programmes: secondary data analysis," by Andrew Seal and Marko Kerac (Article abstract, Vol. 334, No. 7596, Apr. 7, 2007, p. 733-739).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7596/733

C. "Intimate partner violence" (Editorial extract, Vol. 334, No. 7596, Apr. 7, 2007, p. 706).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7596/706

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 7, No. 12, Apr. 9, 2007). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Peggy D'Adamo at mdadamo@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

California Center for Population Research (University of California, Los Angeles): "The Timing of Early-Life Health Disadvantage," by Margot I. Jackson (CCPR-007-07, March 2007, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

This article identifies key points in childhood that may be particularly detrimental and persistent in their influence on adult social status; examines whether poor health at critical educational periods shuttles children into less rigorous educational tracks, making educational trajectories a mediator in the link between health at particular periods in childhood and socioeconomic success in adulthood; and examines patterns in these relationships over the adult life course. I use unique data from the U.K. that allow me to follow a cohort from birth through mid-adulthood. Results suggest that poor health is often especially negatively associated with adult social status at transitional educational ages, but that there are associations at stable educational ages as well. To a large extent, the influence of health at the educational transition age of 11 is explained by educational tracking, suggesting an indirect path from health at this point to social status. Finally, the influence of the prenatal environment, particularly of maternal smoking, is not explained by educational tracking or by health and social status in early adulthood.

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/ccprwpseries/ccpr_007_07.pdf

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Growing Up Poor and Childhood Weight Problems," by Haiyong Liu (DP 1324-07, March 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the impact of growing up in poverty on the risk of childhood weight problems. Understanding the effect of family income on childhood weight problems is important, but has been hindered by the potential endogeneity of family income. We use matched mother-child data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) to study the effects of growing up poor on risks of childhood overweight and underweight, accounting for unobserved heterogeneity that governs both children’s weight and family income. We also estimate the impacts of family income on a child’s weight measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) at different points in the conditional distribution of children’s weight, using a two-stage residual inclusion least absolute deviation approach. Our results show that the mean effects of poverty exposure on risks of obesity and underweight are not statistically different from zero, accounting for the endogeneity of family income. More importantly we find that growing up poor increases a child’s BMI by 14.7 percent if her BMI is at the 90th quantile of her cohort’s BMI distribution and reduces her BMI by 12.7 percent if her BMI is at the 10th quantile.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp132407.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Is the US Population Behaving Healthier?" by David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, and Allison B. Rosen (w13013, April 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

In the past few decades, some measures of population risk have improved, while others have deteriorated. Understanding the health of the population requires integrating these different trends. We compare the risk factor profile of the population in the early 1970s with that of the population in the early 2000s and consider the impact of a continuation of recent trends. Despite substantial increases in obesity in the past three decades, the overall population risk profile is healthier now than it was formerly. For the population aged 25-74, the 10 year probability of death fell from 9.8 percent in 1971-75 to 8.4 percent in 1999-2002. Among the population aged 55-74, the 10 year risk of death fell from 25.7 percent to 21.7 percent. The largest contributors to these changes were the reduction in smoking and better control of blood pressure. Increased obesity increased risk, but not by as large a quantitative amount. In the future, however, increased obesity may play a larger role than continued reductions in smoking. We estimate that a continuation of trends over the past three decades to the next three decades might offset about a third of the behavioral improvements witnessed in recent years.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13013

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 7 & Supp. 2, April 2007).

Issue 7:

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200704230-00000.htm

Supplement 2:

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200704002-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 9, May 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue9/index.dtl

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol19/issue2/index.dtl

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 69, No. 8, April 2007, .pdf format, 1p.). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH04.07_toc.pdf

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 64, No. 2 & 2S, April 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol64/issue2/

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol64/issue2S/

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 629, No. 1, Apr. 20, 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13835718

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

U.S. National Institutes of Health: "Specialized Programs of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) for Year 2007 (P50)," (PAR-07-351, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, April 3, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-351.html

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "The Children's Health Insurance Program in Action: A State's Perspective on CHIP," a hearing held April 4, 2007.

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing040407.htm

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