Current Social Science Research Report--Health #116, June 9, 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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Centers for Disease Control: HIV/AIDS Factsheet Update: "Oral Sex and HIV Risk" (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/oralsex.htm

2. Healthreform.gov Report: "Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap" (June 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/healthdisparities/index.html

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Issue Brief: "Characteristics of Uninsured Young Adults: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 19-23 Years of Age, 2006," by Karen Beauregard and Kelly Carper (Statistical Brief No. 246, June 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=907

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US States:

Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Report: "MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Data Book 2001-2005," (2009, .pdf format, 121p.).

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp?ID=267&Detail=651

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Nebraska: 2006," (May 2009, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/srd/CancerReport2006.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia Report: "Brief profile on tobacco health warnings in the South-East Asia Region" (2009, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.searo.who.int/en/showdetailsnew.asp?code=B4246

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Canada:

Senate Report: "A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant of Health Approach" (The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Final Report of Senate Subcommittee on Population Health, June 2009, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/popu-e/rep-e/rephealth1jun09-e.pdf

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Marshall Islands:

Statistics and Demography/Statistique et Demographie Report: "Marshall Islands 2007 Demographic and Health Report and Fact Sheets" (May 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.spc.int/sdp/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=46&Itemid=42

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Tobacco Trends 2008: A brief update of tobacco use in New Zealand" (June 2009, .pdf format, 19p., with related tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/tobacco-trends-2008

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Sierra Leone:

Statistics Sierra Leone Report: "2008 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey" (January 2009, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.statistics.sl/Sierra%20Leone%20Demographic%20Health%20Survey%20Preliminary%20Report.pdf

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South Africa:

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

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

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Sweden:

National Board of Health and Welfare Report: "Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care: Regional Comparisons 2008" (2009, .pdf format, 248p.).

http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/en/showpub.htm?GUID={698A4874-F7A3-4DC4-ACF2-8EFFB49AD1AA}

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Report: "Health Care Output 1995-2007," by Mark Chandler and Cristina Penaloza" (June 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=2213

2. House of Commons Report: "Health Bill [HL] Tobacco Control Provisions," (Research Paper 09/49, June 2009, .pdf format, 64p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2009/rp09-049.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Limiting the Tax Exclusion for Employer-Sponsored Insurance Can Help Pay for Health Reform: Universal Coverage May Be Out of Reach Otherwise," by Paul N. Van de Water (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2832

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: "Addressing Health Care Market Reform Through an Insurance Exchange: Essential Policy Components, the Public Plan Option, and Other Issues to Consider," Paul Fronstin and Murray N. Ross (EBRI Issue Brief No. 330, June 2009, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4289

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 56, May 2009).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/56.htm

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Kaiser Family Foundation, Various:

A. "On Health Reform, Will All Roads Meet in the Middle?" by Drew Altman (Pulling it Together, June 2009).

http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/060409_altman.cfm

B. "Examining the Role of Private Long-Term Care Insurance in the Financing of Long-Term Care," by Anne Tumlinson, Christine Aguiar, and Molly O’Malley Watts (Policy Brief, June 2009, .pdf format. 16p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/kcmu060309pkg.cfm

C. "Low-Income Adults Under Age 65? Many are Poor, Sick, and Uninsured" (Policy Brief, June 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/7914.cfm

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Urban Institute Report: "Capping the Tax Exclusion of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Is Equity Feasible?" by Stan Dorn (June 2009, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411894.html

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Rand Corporation Report: "International Comparison of Ten Medical Regulatory Systems: Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa and Spain," by Han de Vries, Paul Sanderson, Barbara Janta, Lila Rabinovich, Fragiskos Archontakis, Sharif Ismail, Lisa Klautzer, Sonja Marjanovic, Bhanu Patruni, Samir Puri, and Jan Tiessen (TR-691-GMC, June 2009, .pdf format, 183p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR691/

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Failure to Replicate a Genetic Association May Provide Important Clues About Genetic Architecture," by Casey S. Greene, Nadia M. Penrod, Scott M. Williams, and Jason H. Moore (PLoS ONE 4(6): e5639. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005639, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005639

B. "Mortality of Patients Lost to Follow-Up in Antiretroviral Treatment Programmes in Resource-Limited Settings: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," by Martin W.G. Brinkhof, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, and Matthias Egger (PLoS ONE 4(6): e5790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005790, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005790

C. "Low-Cost HIV-1 Diagnosis and Quantification in Dried Blood Spots by Real Time PCR," by Nishaki Mehta, Sonia Trzmielina, Bareng A.S. Nonyane, Melissa N. Eliot, Rongheng Lin, Andrea S. Foulkes, Kristina McNeal, Arthur Ammann, Vindu Eulalievyolo, John L. Sullivan, Katherine Luzuriaga, and Mohan Somasundaran (PLoS ONE 4(6): e5819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005819, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005819

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The latest issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 301, No. 21, June 3, 2009) is a special theme issue on "Child and Adolescent Health." Check your organization's library for electronic availability.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/vol301/issue21/index.dtl

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Building Momentum as Democrats Forge Health Care Reform," by John K. Iglehart (Perspective, Vol. 360, No. 23, Jun. 4, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2385-2387). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/23/2385

B. "The Global Burden of Tuberculosis--Combating Drug Resistance in Difficult Times," by Peter R. Donald and Paul D. van Helden (Perspective, Vol. 360, No. 23, Jun. 4, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2393-2395). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/23/2393

C. "Overseas Screening for Tuberculosis in U.S.-Bound Immigrants and RefugeesOverseas Screening for Tuberculosis in U.S.-Bound Immigrants and Refugees," by Yecai Liu, Michelle S. Weinberg, Luis S. Ortega, John A. Painter, and Susan A. Maloney (Article, Vol. 360, No. 23, Jun. 4, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2406-2415). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/23/2406

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British Medical Journal News Extracts:

A. "Deaths of children under 5 fall by 27% worldwide but maternal mortality remains same as in 1990," by John Zarocostas (BMJ 2009;338:b2136).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/may26_1/b2136

B. "Report calls for greater US involvement in global health assistance," by Bob Roehr (BMJ 2009;338:b2103).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/may22_2/b2103

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Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content:

A. "Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study," by Avid Reza, Matthew J. Breiding, Jama Gulaid, James A. Mercy, Curtis Blanton, Zodwa Mthethwa, Sapna Bamrah, Linda L. Dahlberg, and Mark Anderson (Article,. Vol. 373, No. 9679, Jun. 6, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1966-1972). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60247-6/fulltext

B. "Does ratification of human-rights treaties have effects on population health?" by Alexis Palmer, Jocelyn Tomkinson, Charlene Phung, Nathan Ford, Michel Joffres, Kimberly A. Fernandes, Leilei Zeng, Viviane Lima, Julio S.G. Montaner, Gordon H. Guyatt, and Edward J. Mills (Health Policy, Vol. 373, No. 9679, Jun. 6, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1987-1992). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60231-2/fulltext

C. "Towards a common definition of global health," by Jeffrey P. Koplan, T. Christopher Bond, Michael H Merson, K. Srinath Reddy, Mario Henry Rodriguez, Nelson K. Sewankambo, and Judith N. Wasserheit (Viewpoint, Vol. 373, No. 9679, Jun. 6, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1993-1995). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60332-9/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

Center for Health and Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Life at the top: the benefits of height," by Angus Deaton and Raksha Arora (June 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

Abstract:

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index daily poll of the US, taller people live better lives, at least on average. They evaluate their lives more highly, and they are more likely to report a range of positive emotions such as enjoyment and happiness. They are also less likely to report a range of negative experiences, like sadness, and physical pain, though they are more likely to experience stress and anger, and if they are women, to worry. These findings cannot be attributed to different demographic or ethnic characteristics of taller people, but are almost entirely explained by the positive association between height and both income and education, both of which are positively linked to better lives.

http://weblamp.princeton.edu/chw/papers/life_at_the_top_benefits_of_height_final_june_2009.pdf

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 12, Jun. 15, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol169/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

Biometrika (Vol. 96, No. 2, June 2009).

http://biomet.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 49, No. 1, July 1, 2009)..

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/2009/49/1

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 19, No. 3, June 2009).

http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl

International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 38, No. 3, June 2009).

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol38/issue3/index.dtl

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 41, No. 4, July 2009).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=41&issueId=04&iid=5794884

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (Vol. 41, No. 2, June 2009).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/psrh4102toc.html

Public Health Reports (Vol. 124, No. 4, July/August 2009).

http://www.publichealthreports.org/archives/issuecontents.cfm?Volume=124&Issue=4

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Recovery Act Limited Competition: Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program (RC3)" (RFA-OD-09-008, Jun. 2, 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/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-008.html

B. "Recovery Act Limited Competition: Small Business Catalyst Awards for Accelerating Innovative Research (R43)" (RFA-OD-09-009, Jun. 2, 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/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-009.html

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CONFERENCES:

US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "AHRQ's 2009 Annual Conference: Research to Reform: Achieving Health System Change," to be held Sep. 13-16, 2009 in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information see:

http://meetings.capconcorp.com/ahrq/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 9, 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 Jun. 9, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Jun. 9, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee Hearing Reports: Note: All reports are available (HTML and .pdf format) at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/110hcat1.html

Scroll to or "find in page" the title of the report of interest

"Making Health Care Reform Work for Small Business"

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US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration Hearing Testimony: "Pandemic Flu: Closing the Gaps," a hearing held June 3, 2009 (.pdf format). A video transcript of the hearing (running time 1 hour, 29 minutes, 10 seconds) is also available at the site.

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=6c228b70-8e79-41af-aa3f-893317c92c86

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DATA:

"National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2004) Linked Mortality Files" (June 2009). "NCHS has conducted a mortality linkage of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to death certificate data found in the National Death Index (NDI). The NHANES Linked Mortality Files include the continuous NHANES years (1999-2004) and provide mortality follow-up data from the date of survey participation through December 31, 2006. Mortality ascertainment is based upon the results from a probabilistic match between NHANES and NDI death certificate records. Linkage of the NHANES survey participants with the NDI provides the opportunity to conduct a vast array of outcome studies designed to investigate the association of a wide variety of health factors with mortality. There are two versions of the NHANES Linked Mortality Files: public-use files that include a limited set of mortality variables for adult NHANES participants and restricted-use files that includes more detailed mortality information and mortality follow-up for children." Note that the public use files are not yet available.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/nchs_datalinkage/nhanes99+_data_linkage_mortality_activities.htm

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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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