Current Social Science Research Report--Health #107, April 7, 2009.

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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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 12, Apr. 3, 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

A. "Sociodemographic Differences in Binge Drinking Among Adults --- 14 States, 2004" (p. 301-304)

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5812a1.htm

B. "Progress Toward Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Transmission --- Worldwide, 2008" (p. 308-312).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5812a3.htm

C. "Use of Northern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccines by Travelers to the Southern Hemisphere" (p. 312).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5812a4.htm

D. "QuickStats: Birth Rates for Teens Aged 15--19 Years, by Age Group --- United States, 1985--2007" (p. 313).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5812a5.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5812.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Slide Sets: "AIDS Dot Maps (through 2005)" (March 2009, .pdf and Microsoft PowerPoint with animation, 12 slides).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/dot/index.htm

All HIV/AIDS Slide sets:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/index.htm

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Report: "Family Level Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Nonelderly Population, 2006," by Didem Bernard and Jessica Banthin (March 2009, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Research%20Findings&opt=2&id=900

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief:

A. "Hospitalizations for Colorectal Cancer, 2006," by C. Allison Russo and Carol Stocks (Statistical Brief No. 69, March 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb69.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb69.pdf

B. "Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders from 1999 to 2006," by Yafu Zhao and William Encinosa (Statistical Brief No. 70, March 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb70.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb70.pdf

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Update" (February 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/aids/Surv_Report_0209.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 87, No. 4, April 2009, .pdf format, p. 245-324).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/4/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Mediterranean Report: "Tobacco Use Among Students Aged 13-15 Years--Baghdad, Iraq, 2008" (April 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.emro.who.int/TFI/PDF/Tobacco_useBaghdad_en.pdf

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report:

A. "Cervical screening in Australia 2006-2007," (Cancer series no. 47, April 2009, .pdf format, 127p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10676

B. "The geography of disability and economic disadvantage in Australian capital cities," (April 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10703

C. "Impact of falling cardiovascular disease death rates: deaths delayed and years of life extended," (AIHW bulletin no. 70, April 2009, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10688

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service of Cyprus Report: "Health And Hospitals Statistics 2007," (Report No. 28, April 2009, .pdf format, 308p.). The report is in Greek and English.

http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/93A35B0656B225CEC22573D100354D64/$file/HEALTH_HOSPITAL_STATS_2007.pdf?OpenElement

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Apr. 1-7, 2009).

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

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation Article, Factsheet Update:

A. "America Has Gone Quiet on HIV/AIDS," by Drew Altman ("Pulling it Together" No. 14, April 2009).

http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/index.cfm

B. "Key Health and Health Care Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and State" (updated April 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7633.cfm

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Monitoring the Future Report: "Monitoring The Future National Results On Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings, 2008," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (March 2009, .pdf format, 73p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/overview2008.pdf

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Commentary Extract: "Tipping the balance in favor of protective immunity during influenza virus infection," by Eric G. Pamer (Vol. 106, No. 13, Mar. 31, 2009, p. 4961-4962).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/13/4961.extract?etoc

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Estimation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness from Routine Surveillance Data," by Heath Kelly, Kylie Carville, Kristina Grant, Peter Jacoby, Thomas Tran, and Ian Barr (PLoS ONE 4(3): e5079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005079, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005079

B. " Genetic Factors Influence the Clustering of Depression among Individuals with Lower Socioeconomic Status," by Sandra López-León, Wing Chi Choy, Yurii S. Aulchenko, Stephan J. Claes, Ben A. Oostra, Johan P. Mackenbach, Cornelia M. van Duijn, and A. Cecile J. W. Janssens ( XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005069

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts:

A. "Association Between Hospital-Reported Leapfrog Safe Practices Scores and Inpatient Mortality," by Leslie P. Kernisan, Sei J. Lee, W. John Boscardin, C. Seth Landefeld, and R. Adams Dudley (Vol. 301, No. 13, April 1, 2009, p. 1341-1348).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/301/13/1341

B. "Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons With Severe Alcohol Problems," by Mary E. Larimer, Daniel K. Malone, Michelle D. Garner, David C. Atkins, Bonnie Burlingham, Heather S. Lonczak, Kenneth Tanzer, Joshua Ginzler, Seema L. Clifasefi, William G. Hobson, and G. Alan Marlatt (Vol. 301, No. 13, April 1, 2009, p. 1349-1357).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/301/13/1349

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British Medical Journal News Extract, Article, Article Abstracts:

A. "Kansas doctor who performed late term abortions is acquitted," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (BMJ 2009;338:b1329, Mar. 30, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/mar30_2/b1329

B. "Evidence of methodological bias in hospital standardised mortality ratios: retrospective database study of English hospitals," by Mohammed A. Mohammed, Jonathan J. Deeks, Alan Girling, Gavin Rudge, Martin Carmalt, Andrew J. Stevens, and Richard J. Lilford (BMJ 2009;338:b780, Mar. 18, 2009). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/338/mar18_2/b780

C. "Predicting risk of type 2 diabetes in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QDScore," by Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, John Robson, Aziz Sheikh, and Peter Brindle (BMJ 2009;338:b880, April 4, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/mar17_2/b880

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Lancet World Report Articles, Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Africa sees obstacles to guinea worm disease eradication," by Wairagala Wakabi (Vol. 373, No. 9670, Apr. 4, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1159).

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60665-6/fulltext

B. "Economic crisis highlights mental health issues in India," by Patralekha Chatterjee (Vol. 373, No. 9670, Apr. 4, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1160-1161).

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60666-8/fulltext

C. "Reduction in C-reactive protein and LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular event rates after initiation of rosuvastatin: a prospective study of the JUPITER trial," by Paul M. Ridker, Eleanor Danielson, Francisco A.H. Fonseca, Jacques Genest, Antonio M. Gotto, John J.P. Kastelein, Wolfgang Koenig, Peter Libby, Alberto J. Lorenzatti, Jean G. MacFadyen, Borge G. Nordestgaard, James Shepherd, James T. Willerson, and Robert J. Glynn (Vol. 373, No. 9670, April 4, 2009, p. 1175-1182).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673609604475/abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Can A Rational Choice Framework Make Sense of Anorexia Nervosa?" by Robert S. Goldfarb, Thomas C. Leonard, Sara Markowitz, and Steven Suranovic (w14838, April 2009, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Can a rational choice modeling framework help broaden our understanding of anorexia nervosa? This question is interesting because anorexia nervosa is a serious health concern, and because of the following issue: could a rational choice approach shed useful light on a condition which appears to involve "choosing" to be ill? We present a model of weight choice and dieting applicable to anorexia nervosa, and the sometimes-associated purging behavior. We also present empirical evidence about factors possibly contributing to anorexia nervosa. We offer this analysis as a consciousness-raising way of thinking about the condition.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14838

B. "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and the Promise of Health Insurance Reform," by Thomas C. Buchmueller and Alan C. Monheit (w14839, April 2009, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

The central role that employers play in financing health care is a distinctive feature of the U.S. health care system, and the provision of health insurance through the workplace has important implications well beyond its role as source of health care financing. In this paper, we consider the "goodness of fit" of ESI in the current economic and health insurance environments and in light of prospects for a vigorous national debate over shape of health care reform. The main issue that we explore is whether ESI can have a viable role in health system reform efforts or whether such coverage will need to be significantly modified or even abandoned as reform seeks to address important issues in the efficient provision and equitable distribution of health insurance coverage, to create expanded health plan choices and competition in health insurance markets, and to structure incentives for the more efficient use of health services.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14839

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "Overweight and Obesity and the Demand for Primary Physician Care," by Nabanita Datta Gupta and Jane Greve (Discussion Paper 4098, March 2009, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D4098

B. "Obesity and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the British NCDS," by Maarten Lindeboom, Petter Lundborg, Bas van der Klaauw (Discussion Paper No. 4099, March 2009, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4099

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Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES) [Paris, France]: "Income and the Demand for Complementary Health Insurance in France," by Michel Grignon and Bidénam Kambia-Chopin (Discussion Paper No. 24, April 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the demand for complementary health insurance (CHI) in the non-group market in France and the reasons why the near poor seem price insensitive. First we develop a theoretical model based on a simple tradeoff between two goods: CHI and a composite good reflecting all other consumptions. Then we estimate a model of CHI consumption and empirically test the impact of potential determinants of demand for coverage: risk aversion, asymmetrical information, non-expected utility, the demand for quality and health, and supply-side factors such as price discrimination. We interpret our empirical findings in terms of crossed price and income elasticity of the demand for CHI. Last, we use these estimates of elasticity to simulate the effect of various levels of price subsidies on the demand for CHI among those with incomes around the poverty level in France. We find that the main motivation for purchasing CHI in France is protection against the financial risk associated with copayments in the public health insurance scheme. We also observe a strong income effect suggesting that affordability might be an important determinant. Our simulations indicate that no policy of price subsidy can significantly increase the take-up of CHI among the near poor; any increase in the level of subsidy generates a windfall benefit for richer households

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT24IncomeDemandComplementHealthInsuranceFrance.pdf

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 48, No. 9, May 1, 2009). 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.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/cid

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2009).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=HEP&volumeId=4&issueId=02&iid=5295524

International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 38, No. 2, April 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol38/issue2/index.dtl

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 8, April 2009).

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

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 108, No. 2, April 2009).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol108/issue2/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy (R03),"(PA-09-140, Apr. 1, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-140.html

B. "Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy (R21)" (PA-09-141, Apr. 1, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-141.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 7, 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 Apr. 7, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Apr. 7, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony: "Health Reform in the 21st Century: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System," a hearing held Apr. 1, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=670

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US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives," a hearing held Apr. 2, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1565&Itemid=95

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Apr. 5, 2009 which may be of interest to Health researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2009-04-05

New additions are:

24382 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), 2003

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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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