Current Social Science Research Report--Health #17, May 29, 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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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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Special Issue: (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 20, May 25, 2007, HTML and .pdf format) is an issue devoted to World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2007). It contains several articles related to smoking and health.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html

Note: this is a temporary address. From next week until Dec. 31, 2007, it will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/weekcvol.html

After that, it will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrpvol.html

2. National Institutes of Health Report: "The Jordan Report: Accelerated Development of Vaccines 2007" (May 2007, .pdf format, 157p.).

http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dmid/PDF/Jordan2007.pdf

3. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Hospital Stays for Prostate Cancer, 2004," by Mirjana Milenkovic, C. Allison Russo, and Anne Elixhauser (Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, Statistical Brief No. 30, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb30.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb30.pdf

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Adolescent Treatment Admissions by Gender: 2005," (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

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US States:

North Carolina:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Health Profile of North Carolinians: 2007 Update" (May 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/HealthProfile2007.pdf

South Dakota:

Department of Health Report: "Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System: Summary of Data: 2005" (February 2007, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.state.sd.us/doh/Stats/2005PedNSS.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 13, No. 3, May/June 2007).

http://www.emro.who.int/publications/emhj/1303/index.htm

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European Commission:

European Observatory Policy Brief: "Day Surgery: Making it Happen," by Carlo Castoro, Luigi Bertinato, Ugo Baccaglini, Christina A. Drace, and Martin McKee (2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/Obs/Pol_Brief_Day_Surgery.pdf

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Australia:

1. Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport, 1999-00 to 2003-04" (Injury research and statistics series no. 34, May 2007, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10472

B. "Medicines for cardiovascular health: are they used appropriately?" by Susana Senes and Elizabeth Penm (Cardiovascular disease series no. 27, May 2007, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10300

C. "The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003," by Stephen Begg1, Theo Vos, Bridget Barker, Chris Stevenson, Lucy Stanley, and Alan D Lopez (May 2007, .pdf format, 323p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10317

2. Bureau of Statistics Report: "Self-assessed Health in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05" (May 2007).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4828.0.55.001?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol. 18, No. 2, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/82-003-XIE2006005.htm

The two articles in this issue are:

- "Marital breakdown and subsequent depression," by Michelle Rotermann

- "Trends in weight change among Canadian adults," by Heather M. Orpana, Mark S. Tremblay and Philippe Fines

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Lung cancer fourth most frequent cause of death" (May 25, 2007).

http://www.destatis.de/presse/englisch/pm2007/p2170092.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "More than one thousand health and safety organisations in the Netherlands" (May 22, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90038-wk.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Commonwealth Fund Report: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: An International Update on the Comparative Performance of American Health Care," by Karen Davis, Cathy Schoen, Stephen C. Schoenbaum, Michelle M. Doty, Alyssa L. Holmgren, Jennifer L. Kriss, and Katherine K. Shea (May 2007, .pdf format, 30p., with a chartpack, .pdf format, 130p., or Microsoft PowerPoint format, 130 slides).

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=482678

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Springer Books:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues, Second Edition , edited by Felissa R. Lashley and Jerry D. Durham (2007, 616p., ISBN: 0826102506). For more information see:

http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=02506

B. An Introduction to the US Health Care System: Sixth Edition, by Steven Jonas, Raymond L. Goldsteen, and Karen Goldsteen (2007, 328p., ISBN: 082610214x). For more information see:

http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=0214x

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Measure DHS Report: "Nepal: DHS, 2006 - Final Report" (FR191, May 2007, .pdf format, 435p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=669

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation, edited by Richard J. Bonnie, Kathleen Stratton, and Robert B. Wallace (2007, National Academies Press, OpenBook format, 628p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11795.html

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Wharton Research Scholars Journal Article: "Another Look at the Effect of State Mandates for Health Insurance Benefits," by Andrew Ma (May 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://repository.upenn.edu/wharton_research_scholars/43/

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British Medical Journal News Extract: "US comes last in international comparison of health systems," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (Vol. 334, No. 7603, May 26, 2007, p. 1078).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7603/1078-a

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "The Partial Death of Abortion Rights," by R. Alta Charo (Perspective, Vol. 356, No. 21, May 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2125-2128). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/21/2125

B. "The Intimidation of American Physicians -- Banning Partial-Birth Abortion," by Michael F. Greene (Perspective, Vol. 356, No. 21, May 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2128-2129). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/21/2128

C. "Government in Medicine," by Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editorial, Vol. 356, No. 21, May 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2195). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/21/2195

D. "The Supreme Court and Abortion Rights," by George J. Annas (Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights, Vol. 356, No. 21, May 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2201-2207). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/356/21/2201

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

A. "Russia's prescription drugs crisis," by Tom Parfitt (World Report, Vol. 369, No. 9575, May 26, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1779-1780). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607607983/fulltext

B. "Acute and chronic complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents," by Orit Pinhas-Hamiel and Philip Zeitler (Review extract, Vol. 369, No. 9575, May 26, 2007, p. 1823-1831).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607608216/abstract

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PLoS Medicine Article: "Prophylactic and Therapeutic Efficacy of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against H5N1 Influenza," by Cameron P. Simmons, Nadia L. Bernasconi, Amorsolo L. Suguitan Jr., Kimberly Mills, Jerrold M. Ward, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Tran Tinh Hien, Federica Sallusto, Do Quang Ha, Jeremy Farrar, Menno D. de Jong, Antonio Lanzavecchia, and Kanta Subbarao (Vol. 4, No. 5, e173, p. 928-936).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040178

More information about PLoS Medicine:

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/about.php

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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. 19, May 28, 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:

National Bureau of Economic Research: "Incentives in Obesity and Health Insurance," by Inas Rashad and Sara Markowitz (w13113, May 2007, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

The percentage of those uninsured in the U.S. has risen in recent years, although out-of-pocket expenditures have declined. At the same time, the obesity rate has significantly risen. We look at obesity in the context of a model in which the status of health insurance might play a role in influencing body weights. In this context, adverse selection is likely to be an issue, as those with ailments are more likely to sort themselves into being covered by insurance, or to be shut out of the health insurance market. At the same time, those who are insured might be more likely to be negligent when it comes to their health, or to be more careful due to the services they are receiving. Using 1993-2002 BRFSS data, we aim to isolate these opposing factors in determining the potential effect of health insurance status on obesity. We control for a variety of confounding factors that may influence obesity prevalence and address the endogenous nature of health insurance. We focus on isolating the effect of ex ante moral hazard rather than ex post moral hazard, and find little evidence of moral hazard in this context.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13113

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

Medical Care (Vol. 45. No. 6, June 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200706000-00000.htm

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 631, No. 1, Jul. 10, 2007).

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

Reproductive Health Matters (Vol. 15, No. 29, Supplement 1, May 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09688080

Click on 'Vol. 15, No 29, Supplement 1 on the left side of the page.

Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 30, No. 3, June 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/33706

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (SIPID) (R25) (RFA-HL-07-012, May 24, 2007, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-07-012.html

B. "Mechanisms of HIV Neuropathogenesis: Emerging Domestic and Global Issues (R21)" (RFA-MH-08-031, May 24, 2007, National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-08-031.html

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CONFERENCES:

From conferencealerts.com:

London [UK] School of Economics: "AIDS Scenarios Workshop," to be held in London, UK, Apr. 23-25, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.scenariodevelopment.com/AIDS_Scenarios

Oxford [UK] University Wellcome Trust and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM): "Imagining and Practicing Imperial and Colonial Medicine, 1870-1914," to be held in Oxford, UK, Jan. 10-12, 2008. For more information see:

http://ipicmoxford2008.googlepages.com/home

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its job listings to include items from May 23-29, 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Hearing Testimony: "Health Care Reform: Recommendations to Improve Coordination of Federal and State Initiatives," a hearing held May 22, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/help052207.shtml

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center: "The NCHS Research Data Center (RDC) is the unique position of being able to provide secure access to the full range of health and vital statistics information collected by the National Center for Health Statistics data systems. Our mission is to give access to the data, and to offer our statistical, programming, and consulting expertise to facilitate the data analysis for your research project. For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/rdc.htm

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org Update: "Kaiser's statehealthfacts.org has added and updated tables dated from Apr. 26, 2007 to May 24, 2007 that may be of interest to health researchers.

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

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