Current Social Science Research Report--Health #100, February 17, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, Recommendations and Reports:

A. "Cigarette Brand Preference Among Middle and High School Students Who Are Established Smokers --- United States, 2004 and 2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 5, February 13, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 112-115).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5805a3.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5805.pdf

B. "Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force (ACIP)," by Philip LoBue, Christine Sizemore, and Kenneth G. Castro (Vol. 58, No. RR-3, Feb. 13, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-43).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5803a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5803.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Releases:

A. "Anti-HIV Gel Shows Promise in Large-scale Study in Women" (Feb. 9, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2009/niaid-09.htm

B. "Researchers Find Abnormal Cells in the Blood Years before Leukemia is Diagnosed" (Feb. 11, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2009/nci-11.htm

3. Center For Disease Control and Prevention Press Release: "Binge Drinking in the Military," (February 12, 2009, HTML format).

http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2009/s090212.htm

4. General Accountability Office Report: "Foster Care: State Practices for Assessing Health Needs, Facilitating Service Delivery, and Monitoring Children's Care" (GAO-09-26, February 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-26

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Modules: "Human Rights Modules" (2008, .pdf format).

http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=549&Itemid=643

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Chronic disease and participation in work," (February 2009, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10442

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Canada:

Canadian Institute For Health Information (CIHI)/Institut Canadien D'information Sur La Sante Report: "Bisphosphonates in Osteoporosis: An Analysis Focusing on Drug Claims by Seniors, 2001 to 2007," (February 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_2009_02_12_e

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 11-17, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "2009 Annual Single Exit Price" (February 2009, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/misc/asepi-f.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. "Assessment of Family Planning Services in Kenya: Evidence from the 2004 Kenya Service Provision Assessment Survey," by Alfred Agwanda, Anne Khasakhala, and Maureen Kimani (WPK No. 4, January 2009, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=879&srchTp=home

B. "Decentralizing Kenya's Health Management System: An Evaluation," by P.M. Ndavi, S. Ogola, P.M. Kizito, and K. Johnson (WPK No. 1, January 2009, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=878&srchTp=home

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Kaiser Family Foundation Policy Brief, Fact Sheet Updates:

A. "The Impact of Medicaid and SCHIP on Low-Income Children's Health" (February 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7645.cfm

B. The following HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheets have been updated:

Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

Ryan White Program

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/factsheets.cfm

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the Risk of Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," by Katherine J. Stothard, Peter W. G. Tennant, Ruth Bell, and Judith Rankin (Vol. 301, No. 6, February 11, 2009, p. 636-650).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/301/6/636

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation," by Kevin G. Volpp, Andrea B. Troxel, Mark V. Pauly, Henry A. Glick,Andrea Puig, David A. Asch, Robert Galvin, Jingsan Zhu, Fei Wan, Jill DeGuzman,Elizabeth Corbett, Janet Weiner, and Janet Audrain-McGovern (Vol. 360, No. 7, February 12, 2009, p. 699-709).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/360/7/699

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Lancet World Report Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Gaza's health and humanitarian situation remains fragile," by Jan McGirk (Vol. 373, No. 9663, Feb. 14, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 531). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60182-3/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center:

A. "Who Joins Medicare Managed Care? Voluntary Enrollment and Positive Selection," by Lauren Nicholas (PSC Research Report No. 09-670, February 2009, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5652

B. "Does Managed Care Reduce Federal Spending? Evidence from Medicare," by Lauren Nicholas (PSC Research Report No. 09-671, February 2009, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5653

C. "Medicare Advantage? The Effects of Managed Care on Quality of Care," by Lauren Nicholas (PSC Research Report No. 09-672, February 2009, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5655

D. "Community Reaction to Older-Age Parental AIDS Caregivers and Their Families: Evidence from Cambodia," by John E. Knodel, Nathalie Williams, Sovan Kiry Kim, Sina Puch, and Chanpen Saengtienchai (PSC Research Report No. 09-673, February 2009, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/5656

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Towards an Efficient Mechanism for Prescription Drug Procurement," by Kyna Fong and Michael Schwarz (w14718, February 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

This paper applies ideas from mechanism design to model procurement of prescription drugs. We present a mechanism for government-funded market-driven drug procurement that achieves very close to full static efficiency -- all members have access to all but at most a single drug -- without distorting incentives for innovation.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14718

B. "The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity," by Janet Currie, Stefano DellaVigna, Enrico Moretti, and Vikram Pathania (w14721, February 2009, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the health consequences of changes in the supply of fast food using the exact geographical location of fast food restaurants. Specifically, we ask how the supply of fast food affects the obesity rates of 3 million school children and the weight gain of over 1 million pregnant women. We find that among 9th grade children, a fast food restaurant within a tenth of a mile of a school is associated with at least a 5.2 percent increase in obesity rates. There is no discernable effect at .25 miles and at .5 miles. Among pregnant women, models with mother fixed effects indicate that a fast food restaurant within a half mile of her residence results in a 2.5 percent increase in the probability of gaining over 20 kilos. The effect is larger, but less precisely estimated at .1 miles. In contrast, the presence of non-fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with obesity and weight gain. Moreover, proximity to future fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with current obesity and weight gain, conditional on current proximity to fast food. The implied effects of fast-food on caloric intake are at least one order of magnitude smaller for mothers, which suggests that they are less constrained by travel costs than school children. Our results imply that policies restricting access to fast food near schools could have significant effects on obesity among school children, but similar policies restricting the availability of fast food in residential areas are unlikely to have large effects on adults.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14721

C. "Maternal Smoking and the Timing of WIC Enrollment," by Theodore J. Joyce, Andrew D. Racine, Cristina Yunzal-Butler (w14728, February 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the association between the timing of enrollment in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and smoking among prenatal WIC participants. We use WIC data from eight states participating in the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS). Women who enroll in WIC in the first trimester of pregnancy are 2.7 percentage points more likely to be smoking at intake than women who enroll in the third trimester. Among participants who smoked before pregnancy and at prenatal WIC enrollment, those who enrolled in the first trimester are 4.5 percentage points more likely to quit smoking 3 months before delivery and 3.4 percentage points more likely to quit by postpartum registration, compared with women who do not enroll in WIC until the third trimester. Overall, early WIC enrollment is associated with higher quit rates, although changes are modest when compared to the results from smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14728

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Harvard Business School: "Applying the Care Delivery Value Chain: HIV/AIDS Care in Resource Poor Settings," by Joseph Rhatigan, Sachin Jain, Joia S. Mukherjee, and Michael E. Porter (No. 09-093, February 2009, .pdf format, 14p.).

Abstract:

The care delivery value chain is a framework that can help conceptualize the organization and structure of care delivery for medical conditions. We apply this framework to HIV/AIDS care in resource-limited settings. Several conclusions arise than can help inform the design of care delivery platforms for HIV/AIDS.

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-093.pdf

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "External Validation of the Use of Vignettes in Cross-Country Health Studies," by Nabanita Datta Gupta, Nicolai Kristensen, Dario Pozzoli (Discussion Paper 3989, February 2009, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3989

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Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES): "Evolution 1998-2002 of the antidepressant consumption in France, Germany and the United Kingdom," by Nathalie Grandfils and Catherine Sermet (Working Paper No. 21, February 2009, .pdf format, 16p.).

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to compare the evolution of antidepressant consumption in France, Germany and the United Kingdom between 1998 and 2002. Commercial databases (IMS Health) have been used in conjunction with administrative data (PACT for the UK, GKV for Germany and Afssaps for France) to estimate antidepressant consumption in Daily Defined Doses. The main results are: (1) Antidepressant consumption has increased significantly over the last decade in France (x2), Germany (x2.4) and the UK (x3.8); (2) SSRIs are the most heavily consumed drugs in France (67%) and the UK (60%); (3) Germany is distinguished by an overall level of antidepressant consumption twice as low as the other two countries and a relatively low use of SSRI antidepressants (31%), in favour of TCAs. In conclusion, the combined use of administrative and commercial data is possible for an evaluation of the volume of consumption. This study sheds both medical and economic light on the differences in both the level and structure of consumption in these three countries.

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT21EvoluAntidepressantConsumFranceGermanyUk.pdf

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 5, Mar. 1, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol169/issue5/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 99, No. 3, March 2009).

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol99/issue3/?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 48, Nos. S3, 6, Mar. 15, 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and these issues.

Supplement 3:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/48/s3

No. 6:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/48/6

Epidemiology (Vol. 20, No. 2, March 2009).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/toc.00001648-200903000-00000.htm

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2009).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200902000-00000.htm

Public Health (Vol. 123, No. 2, February 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/11546-2009-998769997-920092

Public Health Reports (Vol. 124, No. 2, March/April 2009). 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://www.publichealthreports.org/archives/issuecontents.cfm?Volume=124&Issue=2

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 53, No. 2, March 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02732300

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 4, February 2009). Note: Part Special Issue: Selected research from the XII International Symposium in Medical Geography 2007.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "NCMHD Health Disparities Research on Minority and Underserved Populations (R01)," (RFA-MD-09-004, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, February 12, 2009).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-09-004.html

B. "Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)," (PAR-09-103, reissuance of PAR-06-291, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, February 13, 2009).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-103.html

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Grad Opportunity: "The PGF Program is for individuals with graduate-level training and a strong quantitative background to conduct in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with the mentorship of faculty and senior researchers. Through research, training workshops and mentorship, the program is intended to enhance the analytical skills of future academics and professional leaders in the field of global health measurement and evaluation." For more information see:

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/what/training.html#pgf

More information about IHME:

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/who/vision.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 16, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 17, 2009.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Feb. 17, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/400/allindex.htm

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DATA:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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