Current Social Science Research Report--Health #12, April 24, 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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Health is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Expanded Health Data from the New Birth Certificate, 2004," by Joyce A. Martin and Fay Menacker (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 55, No. 12, April 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr55/nvsr55_12.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report QuickStats: "Percentage of All Live Births by Cesarean Delivery --- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 15, Apr. 20, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 373).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5615a8.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5615.pdf

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Study Statistical Brief: "Trends in Outpatient Prescription Drug Utilization and Expenditures: 1997 and 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief No. 168, April 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=811

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Report: "Youth Activities, Substance Use, and Family Income" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/youthActs/youthActs.cfm

5. National Criminal Reference Justice Service Report: "National Survey of Infectious Diseases in Correctional Facilities: HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases" (March 2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/217736.pdf

6. Government Accountability Office Report: "USAID Supported a Wide Range of Child and Maternal Health Activities, but Lacked Detailed Spending Data and a Proven Method for Sharing Best Practices (GAO-07-486, April 2007, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07486.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

World Health Organization Reports:

A. "Towards universal access: scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector" (April 2007, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/univeral_access_progress_report_en.pdf

B. "Youth and Road Safety," (April 2007, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr17/en/index.html

Follow link on right side of the page for full-text.

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2003-2004," (Cancer series no. 36, April 2007, .pdf format, 180p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10453

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'Information Sur La Sante Report: "Clients Transitioning From Inpatient Rehabilitation to Complex Continuing Care or Home," (Analysis in Brief, April 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/en/downloads/AiB_CCRS-NRS_20070209_final.pdf

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Consumption of beer: 111.6 litres per inhabitant in 2006" (Apr. 20, 2007). The release links to a German language news release which contains a related table.

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2007/p1680064.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation Webcast, Fact Sheet:

A. "Elements of State Health Reform: Individual and Employer Requirements," (April 17, 2007, audio and MP3 format, running time 59 minutes :57 seconds, with a print transcript, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/elements/17apr07

B. "Key Health and Health Care Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and State" (April 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

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

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Commonwealth Fund Report: "Women and Health Coverage: The Affordability Gap," by Elizabeth M. Patchias and Judy Waxman (April 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.cmwf.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=478513

More information about CF:

http://www.cmwf.org/aboutus/aboutus.htm

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Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Jamaican Youth Risk and Resiliency Behaviour Survey 2005: School-based Survey on Risk and Resiliency Behaviours of 10-15 year olds," by Kristin Fox and Georgiana Gordon-Strachan (April 2007, .pdf format, 127p.).

Abstract:

The 2005 Jamaica Youth Risk and Resiliency Behaviour Survey (2005 JYRRBS) interviewed a nationally representative sample of 3003 in-school youth aged 10-15, of whom 1,422 were males and 1581 were females. The main purpose of the survey was to determine health status, nutritional habits and lifestyles of children and young teenagers aged 10-15 years in a nationally representative sample of Jamaican children currently in school and relate these to demographic and socio-economic factors. In addition, the 2005 JYRRBS included questions on risk and resiliency to determine factors which provide protection from teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, violence and obesity to inform programs targeted at the early adolescent period. The survey included the following modules: demographic information; the child and school; physical activity; dietary practices; medical care and perception of self; emotions and mental health; resiliency; violence and unintentional injuries; alcohol, tobacco and drug use; sexual behaviour; sources of information; anthropometry - weight, height, and waist and hip circumference; and literacy and numeracy.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/tr-07-58.pdf

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Population Reference Bureau Brief "Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Middle East and North Africa," by Jocelyn DeJong, Bonnie Shepard, Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi, and Lori Ashford (April 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf07/MENAYouthReproductiveHealth.pdf

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Rand Corporation Fact Sheet: "Behavioral Health Parity: Consequences for Federal Employee Health Plans," by M. Susan Ridgely, Howard H. Goldman, M. Audrey Burnam, Colleen L. Barry, Kevin D. Hennessy, Richard D. Frank, Haiden A. Huskamp, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Alexander Young, Vanessa Azzone, Alisa B. Busch, Susan T. Azrin, Garrett Moran, Carolyn Lichtenstein, and Margaret Blasinsky (April 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9254/

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PLoS one Article: "Established Risk Factors Account for Most of the Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality," by Sean O. Henderson, Christopher A. Haiman, Lynne R. Wilkens, Laurence N. Kolonel, Peggy Wan, and Malcolm C. Pike" (Issue 4, April 2007, XML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000377

More information about PLoS one:

http://www.plosone.org/static/information.action

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British Medical Journal Article Abstracts:

A. "Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea: systematic review and meta-analysis," by Thomas Clasen, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Tamer Rabie, Ian Roberts, Sandy Cairncross (Vol. 334, No. 7597, April 14, 2007, p 782-785).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7597/782

B. "Racial variation in the association between gestational age and perinatal mortality: prospective study," by Imelda Balchin, John C. Whittaker, Roshni R. Patel, Ronald F. Lamont, and Philip J. Steer (Vol. 334, No. 7598, April 21, 2007, p 833-835).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7598/833

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "The Decrease in Breast-Cancer Incidence in 2003 in the United States," by Peter M. Ravdin, Kathleen A. Cronin, Nadia Howlader, Christine D. Berg, Rowan T. Chlebowski, Eric J. Feuer, Brenda K. Edwards, and Donald A. Berry (Vol 356, No. 16, April 19, 2007, p. 1670-1674).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/16/1670

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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. 14, Apr. 23, 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:

Georgetown University [Washington, DC] Law School Working Paper: "Pandemic Influenza: Ethics, Law, and the Public's Health," by Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin E. Berkman. (_Administrative Law Review_, Vol. 59, No. 1, Winter 2007, .pdf format, 56p.) LinkS to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://lsr.nellco.org/georgetown/fwps/papers/19/

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Management and Analysis Group Inc. Working Paper: "Do Authorized Generic Drugs Deter Paragraph IV Certifications? Recent Evidence." by Ernst R. Berndt, Richard Mortimer and Andrew Parece. (April 2007, .pdf format, 16p.) The report is linked to from a PhRMA news release: "New Study Reveals Generic Drugs Continue Entering Market As Competition from Authorized Generics Increases" (Apr. 18, 2007).

http://www.phrma.org/news_room/press_releases/new_study_reveals_generic_drugs_continue_entering_market/

Click on "Click here to view the full report" at the bottom of the news release for link to full text.

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "HIV and Sexual Behavior Change: Why Not Africa?" by Emily Oster (w13049, April 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

The response of sexual behavior to HIV in Africa is an important input to predicting the path of the epidemic and to focusing prevention efforts. Existing estimates suggest limited behavioral response, but fail to take into account possible differences across individuals. A simple model of sexual behavior choice among forward-looking individuals implies that behavioral response should be larger for those with lower non-HIV mortality risks and those who are richer. I estimate behavioral response using a new instrumental variables strategy, instrumenting for HIV prevalence with distance to the origin of the virus. I find low response on average, consistent with existing literature, but larger responses for those who face lower non-HIV mortality and for those who are richer. I also show suggestive evidence, based on a very simple calibration, that the magnitude of behavioral response in Africa is of a similar order of magnitude to that among gay men in the United States, once differences in income and life expectancy are taken into account.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13049

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

American Journal of Industrial Medicine (Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34471

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2007). 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.ajph.org/content/vol97/issue5/?etoc

Biometrika (Vol. 94, No. 1, March 2007).

http://biomet.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol94/issue1/index.dtl

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 17, No. 2, April 2007). 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://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol17/issue2/index.dtl

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 22, No. 2, March 2007).

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

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 5, Supp. 1, April 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200705001-00000.htm

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 629, No. 2, May 18, 2007).

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

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 64, No. 5, May 2007).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol64/issue5/

Public Health Reports (Vol. 122, No. 3, May/June 2007). 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://www.publichealthreports.org/issuecontents.cfm?Volume=122&Issue=3

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t724921266/title~content=g773309129~db=all

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CONFERENCES:

From:

http://conferencealerts.com

MATEC (Midwest Aids Training + Education Center): "Committed to Caring: African-American & Latino Clinicians Responding to HIV/AIDS," to be held April, 27, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information see:

http://www.matec.info/committed/

The India Consortium: "Fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights," to be held Oct. 29-31, 2007 in Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh, India. For more information see:

http://www.4apcrsh.org/

International Association of Women's Mental Health : "3rd International Congress on Women's Mental Health ," to be held Mar. 16-20, 2008 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. For more information see:

http://www.iawmhcongress2008.com.au/

The Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences: "Health Through Occupation: Putting it into Practice," to be held Sept. 10-11, 2007 in Aberdeen, Scotland. For more information see:

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health/conference/page.cfm?pge=41635

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health has recently announced the following positions:

A. Assistant/Associate Professor: Cancer-Related Health Services / Health Outcomes Research West Virginia University School of Pharmacy:

http://www.academyhealth.org/career/wvy042407.htm

B. Assistant Professor in Health Services Research: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine:

http://www.academyhealth.org/career/psu042307.htm

Academy Health:

http://www.academyhealth.org/

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National Association of County and City Health Associations: "Senior Analyst -- Public Health Informatics." For more information see:

http://www.naccho.org/careers/headquarters/HQ124.cfm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act," a hearing held April 17, 2007 (.pdf and Windows Media Player format).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-he-hrg.041707.PDUFA.shtml

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing Testimony: "Examining the Administration's Plan for Reducing the Tax Gap: What are the Goals, Benchmarks and Timetables?" a hearing held Apr. 18, 2007 (members statements only (.pdf format) available at this time).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing041807.htm

A webcast of the hearing (RealPlayer format, running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes, 29 seconds),

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/other/hearing041807.ram

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org Update: "Kaiser's statehealthfacts.org has added and updated several tables between Mar. 23, 2007 and Apr. 17, 2007 that may be of interest to health researchers.

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

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US Centers for Disease Control: "Basic Information on HIV/AIDS" (April 2007).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/basic/index.htm

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey Bibliography Updates: These citations, along with all of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/publications/index.php

Journal Articles:

Flynn KE, Smith MA. "Personality and healthcare decision-making style." J Gerontol B (in press).

Flynn KE, Smith MA, Freese J. "When do older adults turn to the internet for health information? Findings from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." J Gen Int Med 2006; 21:1295-301.

Flynn KE, Smith MA, Vanness D. "A typology of preferences for participation in healthcare decision making." Soc Sci Med 2006;63:1158-1169.

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