Current Social Science Research Report--Health #109, April 21, 2009.

CSSRR-Social 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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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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, Surveillance Summary (all HTML and .pdf format):

A. "Wild Poliovirus Type 1 and Type 3 Importations --- 15 Countries, Africa, 2008--2009" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 14, Apr. 17, 2009, p. 357-362).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5814a1.htm

B. "Chlamydia Screening Among Sexually Active Young Female Enrollees of Health Plans --- United States, 2000--2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 14, Apr. 17, 2009, p. 362-365).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5814a2.htm

C. "Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance --- United States, 2005--2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 14, Apr. 17, 2009, p. 365-369).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5814a3.htm

D. "Update: Influenza Activity --- United States, September 28, 2008--April 4, 2009, and Composition of the 2009--10 Influenza Vaccine" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 14, Apr. 17, 2009, p. 369-374).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5814a4.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5814.pdf

E. "Malaria Surveillance --- United States, 2007," by Sonja Mali, Stefanie Steele, Laurence Slutsker, and Paul M. Arguin (Centers for Disease Control, Surveillance Summary SS Vol. 57, No. SS-2, Apr. 17, 2009, p. 1-16).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5802a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5802.pdf

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "WIC and the Battle Against Childhood Overweight," by Michele Ver Ploeg (Economic Brief No. EB-13, April 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EB13/

3. Congressional Research Service Report: "Setting and Valuing Health Insurance Benefits," by Chris L. Peterson (R40491, April 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://opencrs.com/document/R40491/

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006," by C. Allison Russo, Lauren Wier, and Claudia Steiner (Statistical Brief No. 71, April 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb71.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb71.pdf

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Children Living with Substance-Dependent or Substance-Abusing Parents: 2002 to 2007," (April 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

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

6. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistics Brief: "The Five Most Costly Children's Conditions, 2006: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Children, Ages 0-17," by Anita Soni (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief No. 242, April 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=903

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) Trends in Illinois Hospitals" (April 2009, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/infect/MRSA_Data_02-07.pdf

New Mexico:

Department of Health Periodical:

A. New Mexico Epidemiology (Vol. 2009, No. 3, Mar. 13, 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is: "Stroke in New Mexico," by Kevin McFarlane

http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/pdf/ER%20Stroke%20031309.pdf

B. New Mexico Epidemiology (Vol. 2009, No. 4, Apr. 10. , 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is: "High Child Asthma Rates in Southeastern New Mexico," by Brad Wharton.

http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/pdf/ER%20Asthma%20041009.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Compendium: International Travel and Health, 2009 (2009, .pdf format, 240p.).

http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/en/index.html

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol. 20, No. 2, April 2009, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The two article in this issue are: "Factors related to on-the-job abuse of nurses by patients," by Margot Shields and Kathryn Wilkins; and, "Identifying deliberate self-harm in emergency department data," by Jennifer Bethell and Anne E. Rhodes.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2009002-eng.htm

2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Drug Expenditure in Canada, 1985 to 2008," (April 2009, .pdf format, 155p.). Note: Free registration is required to access full-text.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1990_E&cw_topic=1990&cw_rel=AR_80_E

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Apr. 15-21, 2009).

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

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Newsletter Article: "Personal Health Practices -- Different Patterns in Males and Females," by Lily Chua Ai Vee (March 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/papers/people/ssnmar09-pg12-16.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Allen Guttmacher Institute Brief: "Meeting Women’s Contraceptive Needs in the Philippines," (Brief No. 1, April 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2009/04/15/IB_MWCNP.pdf

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Kaiser Family Foundation Article, Issue Brief:

A. "'19.7'," by Drew Altman (Pulling it Together, No. 15, April 2009).

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

B. "Oral Health Coverage and Care For Low-Income Children: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP" (April 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7681.cfm

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Pew Research Center Report: "Smokers Can't Blow Off Stress," by Wendy Wang and Paul Taylor (April 2009).

http://pewsocialtrends.org/pubs/732/smoking-stress-quitting

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Rand Corporation Research Brief: "The Costs of Methamphetamine Use: A National Estimate," by Nancy Nicosia, Rosalie Pacula, Beau Kilmer, Russell Lundberg, and James Chiesa (RB-9443, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9438/

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Urban Institute Report: "Disability Onset Among Working Parents: Earnings Drops, Compensating Income Sources and Health Insurance Coverage," by Cynthia Perry, Genevieve M. Kenney, and Bogdan Tereshchenko (March 2009, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411855.html

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Demographic and Health Survey Reports: DHS has recently released the following reports (all .pdf format).

A. "Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=899&srchTp=home

B. "Social Context of Disclosing HIV Test Results: HIV Testing in Tanzania"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=900&srchTp=home

C. "Indonesia: 2007 - Indonesia Young Adult Reproductive Health Survey 2007"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=898&srchTp=home

D. "Indonesia: DHS, 2007 - Final Report"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=897&srchTp=home

E. "Zambia: DHS, 2007 - Final Report"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=894&srchTp=home

F. "Zambia: DHS, 2007 - HIV Fact Sheet"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=895&srchTp=home

G. "Zambia: DHS, 2007 - Key Findings"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=896&srchTp=home

H. "Bangladesh: DHS, 2007 - Key Findings"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=891&srchTp=home

I. "Bangladesh: DHS, 2007 - Final Report"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=890&srchTp=home

J. "Bangladesh DHS 2007 Fact Sheet"

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=892&srchTp=home

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Oxford Health Alliance Report: "Chronic disease: an economic perspective" (April 2009, .pdf format, 59p, with supplementary graphs and tables, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.oxha.org/initiatives/economics/chronic-disease-an-economic-perspective

More information about OHA:

http://www.oxha.org/about

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals," by Ashish K. Jha, Catherine M. DesRoches, Eric G. Campbell, Karen Donelan, Sowmya R. Rao, Timothy G. Ferris, Alexandra Shields, Sara Rosenbaum, and David Blumenthal (Vol. 360, No. 16, April 16, 2009, p. 1628-1638).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/360/16/1628

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British Medical Journal News Extract, Article Abstracts:

A. "China's blueprint puts healthcare reform high on political agenda," by Jane Parry (News extract, BMJ 2009;338:b1543, Apr. 15, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr15_1/b1543

B. "Methodological problems in the use of indirect comparisons for evaluating healthcare interventions: survey of published systematic reviews," by Fujian Song, Yoon K. Loke, Tanya Walsh, Anne-Marie Glenny, Alison J. Eastwood, and Douglas G. Altman (BMJ 2009;338:b1147, Apr. 3, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/apr03_1/b1147

C. "China’s excess males, sex selective abortion, and one child policy: analysis of data from 2005 national intercensus survey," by Wei Xing Zhu, Li Lu, and Therese Hesketh (BMJ 2009;338:b1211, April 18, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/apr09_2/b1211

D. "Total mortality after changes in leisure time physical activity in 50 year old men: 35 year follow-up of population based cohort," by Liisa Byberg, Hakan Melhus, Rolf Gedeborg, Johan Sundstrom, Anders Ahlbom, Bjorn Zethelius, Lars G. Berglund, Alicja Wolk, and Karl Michaelsson (BMJ 2009;338:b688, April 18, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/mar05_2/b688

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Lancet Comments, Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Interference, intimidation, and measuring mortality in war," by Edward J. Mills and Frederick M. Burkle (Vol. 373, No. 9672, Apr. 18, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1320-1322). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60752-2/fulltext

B. "Launch of the health-care reform plan in China," by Zhu Chen ((Vol. 373, No. 9672, Apr. 18, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1322-1324). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60753-4/fulltext

C. "Timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy in AIDS-free HIV-1-infected patients: a collaborative analysis of 18 HIV cohort studies," by When To Start Consortium," (Vol. 373, No. 9672, April 18, 2009, p. 1352-1363).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2960612-7/abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

Rand Corporation: "Junk Foods in School and Childhood Obesity: Much Ado About Nothing?" by Ashlesha Datar and Nancy Nicosia (WR-672, March 2009, .pdf format, 60p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR672/

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Choice of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors versus Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers among Hypertensive Adults: Nationally Representative Estimates, 1997-2004," by G. Edward Miller, Jessica Banthin, and Artoyma Sedrakyan (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Working Paper No. 9001, April 2009, .pdf format, p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Working%20Paper&opt=2&id=901

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Demographic and Health Survey: "Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys," by Vinod Mishra and Simona Bignami-Van Assche (WP62, March 2009, .pdf format, 107p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?ID=899&srchTp=type

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "How can donors help build global public goods in health?" by Monica Das Gupta and Lawrence Gostin (WPS 4907, April 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 14p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20090420112159

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 9, May 1, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol169/issue9/index.dtl?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 48, No. 10, S4, May 15, 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.

Issue 10:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/2009/48/10

Supplement 4:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/48/s4

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 675, No. 1/2, April 30, 2009).

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

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 66, No. 5, May 2009).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol66/issue5/

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 26, No. 3, May/June 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118533651/home

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)" (PA-09-163, reissue of PA-06-180, Apr. 16, 2009, 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-09-163.html

B. "NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)" (PA-09-164, reissue of PA-06-181, 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-09-164.html

C. "Research on Teen Dating Violence (R01)" (PA-09-169, Apr. 17, 2009, 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-09-169.html

D. "Research on Teen Dating Violence (R21) (PA-09-170, Apr. 17, 2009, 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-09-170.html

E. "Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program (K12)," (RFA-HD-09-026, is a reissue of RFA-HD-08-014, Apr. 17, 2009 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-09-026.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 21, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Apr. 21, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "Roundtable to Discuss Reforming America’s Health Care Delivery System," a hearing held Apr. 21, 2009. (.pdf format).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing042109.htm

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DATA:

Demographic and Health Survey: "Tanzania, 2007 AIDS," (April 2009).

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/search/show_datasets.cfm?Surv_Id=304&Ctry_id=39&SrvyTp=available&flag=0#HIV

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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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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org Updates: statehealthfacts.org has updated several of its tables from Apr. 7-17, 2009. The new tables are dated at:

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/whatsnew.jsp

statehealthfacts.org:

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/

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