Current Social Science Research Report--Health #105, March 24, 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. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report:

A. "Trends in Adolescent Inhalant Use: 2002 to 2007," (March 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/inhalantTrends/inhalantTrends.cfm

B. "Concurrent Illicit Drug and Alcohol Use," (March 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/alcDrugs/alcDrugs.cfm

2. National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: "Consumer-Directed Health Care for Persons Under 65 Years of Age with Private Health Insurance: United States, 2007," by Robin A. Cohen and Michael E. Martinez (No. 15, March 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db15.htm

3. Government Accountability Office Report, Correspondence:

A. "State Children's Health Insurance Program: CMS Should Improve Efforts to Assess whether SCHIP Is Substituting for Private Insurance," (GAO-09-252, February 2009, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-252

B. "Private Health Insurance: 2008 Survey Results on Number and Market Share of Carriers in the Small Group Health Insurance Market" (GAO-09-363R, February 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-363R

3. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement: "Medicaid" (tables 13.1-13.9) (March 2009, compressed and uncompressed .pdf format).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1213767&intNumPerPage=10

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Pan American Health Organization Periodical: Perspectives in Health (Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009).

http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/perspectives23.htm

2. World Health Organization Report: "Global tuberculosis control - epidemiology, strategy, financing" (March 2009, .pdf format, 303p.).

http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/2009/en/index.html

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Australia:

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare Report: "Measuring and reporting mortality in hospital patients," by David Ben-Tovim, Richard Woodman, James E Harrison, Sophie Pointer, Paul Hakendorf, and Geoffrey Henley (March 2009, .pdf format, 146p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10729

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 58p.). Articles include: "Cancer prevalence in the Canadian population," by Larry F. Ellison and Kathryn Wilkins; "Medication use among senior Canadians," by Pamela L. Ramage-Morin; "Income and psychological distress: The role of the social environment," by Heather M. Orpana, Louise Lemyre and Ronald Gravel; and "The natural history of health-related quality of life: A 10-year cohort study," by Heather M. Orpana, Nancy Ross, David Feeny, Bentson McFarland, Julie Bernier, and Mark Kaplan.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2009001-eng.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Mar. 18-24, 2009).

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

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Statistical Information on Hospital-based Maternity Events 2005," (March 2009, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.nzhis.govt.nz/moh.nsf/pagesns/33/$File/Hospital_based_Maternity_2005.pdf

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Mar, 18-24, 2009).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Report: "Road Casualties Scotland 2007" (March 2009, .pdf format, 241p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/20124132/0

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South Africa:

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

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

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistical Office Report: "Smoking-attributable mortality in Switzerland Estimation for the years 1995 to 2007" (March 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=3524

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UK:

National Health Service Reports:

A. "Cancer survival in England, patients diagnosed 2001-2006 followed up to 2007" (March 2009, .pdf format, 11p.). Click on "Latest release" for link to full text.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk//statbase/Prep/14007.asp

B. "Mental Health Bulletin First report and experimental statistics from Mental HealthMinimumDataset (MHMDS) annual returns, 2003-2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/mental-health/nhs-specialist-mental-health-services/mental-health-bulletin

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 30, No. 3, March 2009, .pdf format, 11p.). The topic of this issue is: "Outlook for Consumer/Patient Engagement in Health Care-30 Years into the Experiment," by John A. MacDonald.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4209

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National Center for Policy Analysis Article: "Health Care Reform: Do Other Countries Have the Answers?" by John C. Goodman, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, and Robert M. Sade (March 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/health-care-reform-do-other-countries-have-the-answers

More information about NCPA:

http://www.ncpa.org/about/

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Family Health International: "Impact of Youth Peer Education Programs: Final Results from an FHI/YouthNet Study in Zambia," by Gary Svenson, Holly Burke, and Laura Johnson (Youth Research Working Paper No. 9, March 2009, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

This study sought to determine the effect of youth peer education (YPE) programs on sexual and reproductive health behaviors among youth. Phase 1 (in Zambia and the Dominican Republic, summarized in Youth Research Working Paper No. 3) identified core elements believed to be important for effective and sustainable YPE programs. Phase 2, conducted only in Zambia, assessed the interrelationships among program inputs, outputs, exposure and outcomes. Instruments developed in Phase 1 were used to measure inputs and outputs in five YPE programs in Zambia. Data gathered were linked with exposure to YPE programs and outcomes of these programs; exposure and outcomes were measured using population survey data and clinic-based data. The study found a chain of associations indicating that YPE in Zambia promotes HIV prevention behaviors. Findings indicated that appropriate referrals had been made by peer educators. And, findings indicated that the core components of YPE programming, as measured by the checklists developed in Phase 1, are equally important in terms of program quality.

http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/e7mzp7kncqf2qq4frnkmneomxx3eizi3rrgq4dg3jq2l5rbcwvx6pkaofmzlcigs7vh57vbqg2nlgi/youthpeereducationzambiawp9.pdf

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Time Article: "A Flu Strain Goes Kerflooey," by Alice Park (Mar. 12, 2009).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1884837,00.html

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Article: "Media Reporting of Health Interventions: Signs of Improvement, but Major Problems Persist," by Amanda Wilson, Billie Bonevski, Alison Jones, and David Henry (PLoS ONE 4(3): e4831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004831, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0004831

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Abstract: "Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiac Care," by Eric Peterson and Clyde W. Yancy (Vol. 360, No. 12, March 19, 2009, p. 1172-1174).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/360/12/1172

Related US National Institutes of Health Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2009/nhlbi-18.htm

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British Medical Journal Article Abstract: "Inequalities in maternal health: national cohort study of ethnic variation in severe maternal morbidities," by Marian Knight, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Patsy Spark, and Peter Brocklehurst, on behalf of UKOSS (BMJ 2009;338:b542, March 21, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/mar03_2/b542

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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. "Effect of lowering blood pressure on cardiovascular events and mortality in patients on dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials," by Hiddo J. Lambers Heerspink, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Sophia Zoungas, Dick de Zeeuw, Diederick E. Grobbee, Meg J. Jardine, Martin Gallagher, Matthew A. Roberts, Alan Cass, Bruce Neal, and Vlado Perkovic (Vol. 373, No. 9668, March 21, 2009, p. 1009-1015).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2960212-9/abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Survey of Families and Households [University of Wisconsin]: "Continuous Participation in Voluntary Groups as a Protective Factor for the Psychological Well-Being of Midlife and Older Adults who Develop Functional Limitations: Evidence from the National Survey of Families and Households," by Emily A. Greenfield and Nadine F. Marks (NSFH Working Paper No. 91, 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Objectives. While previous studies have indicated that declining functional health is associated with individuals’ poorer psychological well-being, few studies have examined factors that can protect adults from the loss of mental health following functional decline. Guided by continuity theory, this study investigated the extent to which continuous participation in voluntary groups (recreational, religious, and/or civic) buffers individuals against the harmful psychological effects of developing functional limitations.

Methods. Longitudinal data came from 4,872 respondents ages 35 to 92 in the National Survey of Families and Households 1987-1993 who reported having no functional limitations at Time 1.

Results. Multivariate models controlling for sociodemographic factors, as well as participants’ psychological well-being at Time 1, indicated that developing functional limitations over a five-year period was associated with greater increases in depressive symptoms and lower levels of personal growth. Increases in depressive symptoms, however, were less severe among participants continuously involved in recreational groups. Additionally, the association between developing functional limitations and lower levels of personal growth did not hold for respondents who continuously participated in religious groups.

Discussion: Findings suggest that continuous participation in certain types of voluntary groups can moderate the negative effects of developing functional limitations on particular dimensions of psychological well-being.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/nsfhwp/nsfh91.pdf

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Princeton University Research Program in Development Studies and Center for Health and Wellbeing: "The impact of the AIDS pandemic on health services in Africa: Evidence from Demographic Health Surveys," by Anne Case and Christina Paxson (March 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

We document the impact of the AIDS crisis on non-AIDS related health services in fourteen sub-Saharan African countries. Using multiple waves of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for each country, we examine antenatal care, birth deliveries, and rates of immunization for children born between 1988 and 2005. We find deterioration in nearly all of these dimensions of health care over this period. The most recent DHS survey for each country collected data on HIV prevalence, which allows us to examine the association between HIV burden and health care. We find that erosion of health services is highly correlated with increases in AIDS prevalence. Regions of countries that have light AIDS burdens have witnessed small or no declines in health care, using the measures noted above, while those regions currently shouldering the heaviest burdens have seen the largest erosion in treatment for pregnant women and children. Using semi-parametric techniques, we can date the beginning of the divergence in health services between high and low HIV regions to the mid-1990s.

http://www.princeton.edu/~accase/downloads/Case%20Paxson%20The%20impact%20of%20the%20AIDS%20pandemic%20March%206.pdf

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

AIDS (Vol. 23, No. 6, Mar. 27, 2009).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200903270-00000.htm

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Vol. 21, No. 2, 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://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol21/issue2/index.dtl

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 7, April 2009).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research [Rutgers University]: "The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, directed by David Mechanic, offers postdoctoral opportunities for research and training in mental health research." "Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2009 and should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference by April 1, 2009." For more information:

http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/about_us/announcements.asp?a=162

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 20, 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 Mar. 24, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Mar. 24, 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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