Current Social Science Research Report--Health #11, April 17, 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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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

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 14, Apr. 13, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 336-339).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5614a4.htm

B. "Distribution of Births, by Gestational Age --- United States, 1990 and 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Quickstats, Vol. 56, No. 14, Apr. 13, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 336-344).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5614a7.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5614.pdf

2. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs," by Christopher Trenholm, Barbara Devaney, Ken Fortson, Lisa Quay, Justin Wheeler, and Melissa Clark (April 2007, .pdf format, 164p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/abstinence07/index.htm

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Hispanic Female Admissions in Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005," (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, April 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/latinaTX/latinas.cfm

4. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2004," by Anne Elixhauser and Pamela Owens (Statistical Brief No. 29, April 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb29.pdf

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "AIDS/HIV/STD Surveillance Report, March 2007" (April 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/aids/Surv_Report_0307.pdf

Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Report: "Estimating the Number of Uninsured Louisiana Residents Under 200% of Federal Poverty in Post-Hurricane Louisiana," by Kirby Goidel and Dek Terrell (April 2007, .pdf format 8p.).

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp?Detail=449

Washington:

State Department of Health Report: "Infant Death Tables from the Washington State Vital Statistics report (April 2007, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/chs-data/InfDeath/inf_VD.htm

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Report: "Reducing salt intake in populations - Report of a WHO Forum and Technical Meeting," (April 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/reducingsalt/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe 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/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20070411_1

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Australia:

1. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Statistics on drug use in Australia 2006," (Drug statistics series no. 18, April 2007, .pdf format, 100p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10393

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics: "External Causes of Death, Data Quality, 2005." (Information Paper No. 3317.0.55.001, April 2007).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3317.0.55.001?OpenDocument

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Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'Information Sur La Sante Report: "Alternative Payments and the National Physician Database (NPDB). The Status of Alternative Payment Programs for Physicians in Canada, 2004-2005, and Preliminary Information for 2005-2006," (April 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=GR_27_E&cw_topic=27

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Census of Forensic Mental Health Services 2005" (April 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/census-forensic-mental-health-services-2005

Click on "Publication availability for link to full text.

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Palestinian National Authority:

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Palestinian Family Health Survey, 2006: Preliminary Report" (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics/League of Arab States, April 2007, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/English_Report.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Rand Corporation Report, Research in Brief:

A. "Assessment of the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Patient Safety Initiative: Moving from Research to Practice Evaluation Report II (2003-2004)," by Donna O. Farley, Sally C. Morton, Cheryl L. Damberg, M. Susan Ridgely, Allen Fremont, Michael D. Greenberg, Melony E. Sorbero, Stephanie S. Teleki, and Peter Mendel (April 2007, .pdf format, 77p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR463/

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

B. "Obesity and Disability : The Shape of Things to Come," by Roland Sturm, Jeanne S. Ringel, Darius N. Lakdawalla, Jay Bhattacharya, Dana P. Goldman, Michael Hurd, Geoffrey F. Joyce, Constantijn (Stan) Panis, Tatiana Andreyeva (Research in Brief, April 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9043-1/

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Webcast:

A. "National ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Programs) Monitoring Project, Annual Report" (April 2007, .pdf format, 143p.).

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/7619.cfm

B. "Medicaid 101: A Primer on the Health Insurance Program for Low-Income Americans," (April 2007, running time 1 hour 36 minutes 25 seconds). Note: A transcript of the program will be available soon.

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=2066

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois) Newsletter: Chicago Fed Letter, (No. 238a, May 2007, .pdf format, 4p.). The topic of this issue is: "A Forum on Medicaid and State Budgets: A summary," by Richard H. Mattoon.

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/chicago_fed_letter.cfm

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 32, March 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN32.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Biomed Central Article: "The effect of different public health interventions on longevity, morbidity, and years of healthy life," by Paula Diehr, Ann Derleth, Liming Cai, and Anne B. Newman (_BMC Public Health_ 7:52, April 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-7-52.pdf

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Journal of the American Medical Association Book Review Extract: The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster, by Werner Troesken, reviewed by Leonardo Trasande (Vol. 297, No. 14, Apr. 11, 2007, p. 1601-1602).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/297/14/1601

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Benefits with Risks -- Bush's Tax-Based Health Care Proposals," by Robert D. Reischauer (Perspectives, Vol. 356, No. 14, Apr. 5, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1393-1395). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/14/1393

B. "Making Motherhood Safe in Developing Countries," by Allan Rosenfield, Caroline J. Min, and Lynn P. Freedman (Perspectives, Vol. 356, No. 14, Apr. 5, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1395-1397). his article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/14/1395

C. History and Health Policy in the United States: Putting the Past Back in, edited by Rosemary A. Stevens, Charles E. Rosenberg, and Lawton R. Burns, reviewed by Constance Wei-Fang Liu and Duncan B. Neuhauser (Book Review extract, Vol. 356, No. 14, Apr. 5, 2007, p. 1395-1397).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/14/1486

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Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requirers free registration prior to providing content. "Health workers and vaccination coverage in developing countries: an econometric analysis," by Sudhir Anand and Till Bärnighausen (Vol. 369, No. 9569, April 14, 2007, p. 1277-1285). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607605996/fulltext

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Newsweek Article: "It's a Chronic Condition: Our current health-care debate is rooted in the 1930s," by Mary Carmichael (Apr. 16, 2007).

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17995779/site/newsweek/

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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. 13, Apr. 16, 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:

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Bribery in Health Care in Peru and Uganda," by Jennifer Hunt (Discussion Paper 2757, April 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, I examine the role of household income in determining who bribes and how much they bribe in health care in Peru and Uganda. I find that rich patients are more likely than other patients to bribe in public health care: doubling household consumption increases the bribery probability by 0.2-0.4 percentage points in Peru, compared to a bribery rate of 0.8%; doubling household expenditure in Uganda increases the bribery probability by 1.2 percentage points compared to a bribery rate of 17%. The income elasticity of the bribe amount cannot be precisely estimated in Peru, but is about 0.37 in Uganda. Bribes in the Ugandan public sector appear to be fees-for-service extorted from the richer patients amongst those exempted by government policy from paying the official fees. Bribes in the private sector appear to be flat-rate fees paid by patients who do not pay official fees. I do not find evidence that the public health care sector in either Peru or Uganda is able to price-discriminate less effectively than public institutions with less competition from the private sector.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2757.pdf

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

American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 97, Supplement 1, April 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database and the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol97/Supplement_1/?etoc

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 115, No. 4, April 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this databases and this issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-4/toc.html

Environmental Research (Vol. 104, No. 1, May 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00139351

Epidemiology (Vol. 18, No. 3, May 2007).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/toc.00001648-200705000-00000.htm

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 49, No. 4, April 2007).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200704000-00000.htm

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 64, No. 4, April 2007).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol64/issue4/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Clinical Cancer Therapy and Prevention Research (R01)," (PA-07-356, reissue of PA-04-046, National Cancer Institute, Apr. 16, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-356.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Canadian Society for International Health: "Young Professionals Placement Program" (April 2007). "The Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) has funded CSIH/YPPP placements for 2007-2008 to begin in late June. The deadline for applications is May 7th, 2007." For more information see:

http://www.csih.org/en/yppp/index.asp

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DATA:

US National Cancer Institute: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results [SEER] 1973-2004 Public Use Data (May 2006, CD-ROM, DVD, or CD Image format). Note: A signed SEER Public-Use Data Agreement is required to access these data. For more information see:

http://seer.cancer.gov/data/

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Us National Center For Health Statistics: National Health Interview Retrospective File Changes:

A. "1974: The Condition Supplement data file in the 1974 NHIS data release on the Internet has been replaced. The previous file was not the correct file. The replacement file CONDSUPP.EXE is available, along with the other 1974 data files, at":

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Datasets/NHIS/1974/

B. "1988: The file documentation for the Medical Devices file (MDEVICES.PDF) and the Medical Devices Person file (MDIPERSN.PDF) in the 1988 NHIS data release on the Internet has been replaced. The previous MDEVICES.PDF was incomplete, and the previous MDIPERSN.PDF contained information about both the Medical Devices Person file and the Medical Devices file. The replacement file documentation is available, along with the other 1988 file documentation, at":

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NHIS/1988/

C. "1988: New example SAS input programs MDIREC61.SAS, MDIREC62.SAS, MDIREC63.SAS, MDIREC64.SAS, MDIREC65.SAS, and MDIREC66.SAS for the six types of records in the Medical Devices file are available at:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Program_Code/NHIS/1988/

D. "1988: The previous MDEVICES.SAS program processed only record type 61 in the Medical Devices File; it has been removed. The readme.txt file has been revised to include information about MDIREC61.SAS, MDIREC62.SAS, MDIREC63.SAS, MDIREC64.SAS, MDIREC65.SAS, and MDIREC66.SAS":

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NHIS/1988/readme.txt

E. "1989: The file documentation for the Digestive Disorders file (DIGESTIV.PDF) in the 1989 NHIS data release on the Internet has been replaced. The previous DIGESTIV.PDF contained incorrect information about several portions of the data file. The replacement file documentation is available, along with the other 1989 file documentation, at:

ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NHIS/1989/

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

United Nations: World Health Organization Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Website: EMNOSTIC: "EMNOSTIC is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization whose mission is directed to sexually transmitted infections: its control, support research, education and training. EMNOSTIC secretariat is hosted by the World Health Organization, Mediterranean Centre of Vulnerability Reduction in Tunisia."

http://www.emnostic.org/

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Do, D. Phuong. Dynamics of Income and Neighborhood Context on Health and Racial Health Disparities. PAA Annual Meeting; March 29-31, 2007; New York, NY. ; 2007.

Grafova, Irina. Overweight Children: Assessing the Contribution of the Neighborhood Environment. PAA Annual Meeting; March 29-31, 2007; New York, NY. ; 2007.

Halliday, Timothy J. Business Cycles, Migration and Health. Social Science & Medicine. 2007; 64(7):1420-1424.

Hughes, Mary Elizabeth. Black-White Differences in the Relationship between Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Adult Health. PAA Annual Meeting; March 29-31, 2007; New York, NY. ; 2007.

Jones, S. J. and Frongillo, E. A. Food Insecurity and Subsequent Weight Gain in Women. Public Health Nutrition. 2007; 10(2):145-151.

Lillard, Dean R. Estimating the Causal Effect of Parental Smoking on Youth Update, PAA Annual Meeting. PAA Annual Meeting; March 21-23, 2007; New York. ; 2007.

Sacker, Amanda; Wiggins, Richard D.; Bartley, Mel, and McDonough, Peggy. Self-Rated Health Trajectories in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2007.