Current Social Science Research Report--Health #19, June 12, 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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Decline in Breast Cancer Incidence --- United States, 1999--2003," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 22, June 8, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 549-553).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5622a1.htm

.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5622.pdf

2. Congressional Research Service Report: "Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB): Quarantine and Isolation," by Kathleen S. Swendiman and Nancy Lee Jones (RS22672, June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/86251.pdf

3. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Report: "State Snapshots" (June 2007). The report is linked to from an AHRQ news release: "AHRQ's Annual State Snapshots Highlight States' Gains and Lags in Health Care Quality" (Jun. 11, 2007).

http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2007/snapshotspr.htm

Link to report is near the bottom of the news release.

4. US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "State Estimates of Depression, 2004 & 2005," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/states/depression.cfm

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US States:

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Report: "What New Mothers Say: Personal Comments from the North Carolina PRAMS Survey," by Monique Rhames and Robert L. Woldman (Report 153, May 2007, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/SCHS153.pdf

Rhode Island:

Office of the Insurance Commissioner Report: "Rhode Island Health Plans’ Performance Report 2005," by Bruce Cryan (April 2007, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.health.ri.gov/chic/performance/commercial-2005.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 6, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/6/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office For Europe News Release: "Smoking Among Russian Men Worst In Europe, And Not Yet Declining" (May 31, 2007).

http://www.euro.who.int/PressRoom/pressnotes/20070529_1

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Report: "The Control of Malaria in Viet Nam from 1980 to 2000: What went right?" by Mary B. Ettling (June 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/A0B49E5C-B23E-4D6D-B529-729F95320A79/0/EttlingVTNfinalrepSept02.pdf

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European Network for Workplace Health Promotion Report: "Hearts and Minds at Work in Europe, An European work-related public health report on cardiovascular diseases and mental ill health," by Wolfgang Boedeker and Heike Klindworth (2007, .pdf format, 133p.).

http://www.enwhp.org/fileadmin/rs-dokumente/dateien/Hearts_and_Minds_at_Work_in_Europe.pdf

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Current and future demand for specialist disability services." (June 2007, .pdf format, 121p.)

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10450

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Malta:

Ministry of Health, the Elderly, and Community Care Reports: The National Cancer Registry has updated documents on "information on incidence and mortality by year, gender and age groups for the following selected cancer sites" (June 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.sahha.gov.mt/pages.aspx?page=44

Scroll to "The following documents..."

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Fewer women on the pill" (Jun. 7, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90043-wk.htm

B. "Specialists see more patients," by Marieke van Herten (Jun. 7, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2206-wm.htm

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Scotland:

1. Scottish Health Statistics Report: "Abortion Statistics, year ending December 2006" (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4871.html

Click on "Abortion Statistics..." and then "Information" on the left side of the page.

2. ISD Scotland Report: "Cancer Incidence (2004)" (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4865.html

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South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Summary Report - National HIV and Syphilis Prevalence Survey - South Africa 2006" (June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

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

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UK:

1. Department of Health Reports:

A. "Creutzfeldt jacob disease (CJD) statistics (Monthly). Statistics are available from March 1998-June 2007).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthandsocialcaretopics/CJD/DH_4120472

B. "Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England - January 2007" (June 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/DH_075248

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

2. Information Centre For Health and Social Care Report: "Personal Social Services Staff of Social Services Departments at 30 September 2006, England" (May 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 25p.). Note: ICHSC requires free registration before providing this report.

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/social-care/adult-social-care-information/personal-social-services-staff-of-social-services-departments-at-30-september-2006-england

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS Report: "Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: International Assistance from the G8, European Commission and Other Donor Governments" (June 2007, chartpack, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/7347.cfm

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Business Roundtable Report: "Health Care Costs in America: A Call to Action for Covering the Uninsured" (June 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.businessroundtable.org/pdf/Health_Retirement/Business_Roundtable_Principles_for_Reform_06062007.pdf

More information about BR:

http://www.businessroundtable.org/aboutUs/index.aspx

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National Research Council Monograph: Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises (Committee on the Effective Use of Data, Methodologies, and Technologies to Estimate Subnational Populations at Risk, National Academies Press, OpenBook format, 248p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11895.html

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "Explaining the Decrease in U.S. Deaths from Coronary Disease, 1980-2000," by Earl S. Ford, Umed A. Ajani, Janet B. Croft, Julia A. Critchley, Darwin R. Labarthe, Thomas E. Kottke, Wayne H. Giles, and Simon Cape (Vol. 356, No. 23, June 7, 2007, p. 2388-2398).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/23/2388

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Pay for Performance, Quality of Care, and Outcomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction," by Seth W. Glickman, Fang-Shu Ou, Elizabeth R. DeLong, Matthew T. Roe, Barbara L. Lytle, Jyotsna Mulgund, John S. Rumsfeld, W. Brian Gibler, E. Magnus Ohman, Kevin A. Schulman, and Eric D. Peterson (Vol. 297, No. 21, June 6, 2007, p. 2373-2380).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/21/2373

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Physical activity and health," by Lars Bo Andersen (editorial extract, Vol. 334, No. 7605, Jun. 9, 2007, p. 1173).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7605/1173

B. "Interventions to promote walking: systematic review," by David Ogilvie, Charles E Foster, Helen Rothnie, Nick Cavill, Val Hamilton, Claire F Fitzsimons, and Nanette Mutrie, (article abstract, Vol. 334, No. 7605, Jun. 9, 2007, p. 1204-1213).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7605/1204

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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. 21 , Jun. 11, 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: "Individuals' Use of Care While Uninsured: Effects of Time Since Episode Inception and Episode Length," by Carole Roan Gresenz, Jeannette Rogowski, and José J. Escarce (w13137, June 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Few studies have addressed how use of care may vary over the course of an episode of being uninsured or across uninsured episodes of varying duration. This research models the probability that an uninsured individual has (a) any medical expenditures or charges, and (b) any office-based visit during each month of an uninsured episode. We find that the ultimate length of an individual's episode of being uninsured bears relatively little on individuals' use of healthcare in any particular month and that the probability of health care utilization rises during the first year of the episode, with more use in the second six months of the year compared to the first six months.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13137

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University of Pennsylvania Law School: "Super Size Me and the Conundrum of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Class for the Contemporary Law-Genre Documentary Filmmaker," by Regina Austin (No. 162, June 2007, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://lsr.nellco.org/upenn/wps/papers/162/

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Early Childbirth, Health Inputs and Child Mortality: Recent Evidence from Bangladesh," by Pushkar Maitra and Sarmistha Pal (Discussion Paper 2841, June 2007, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

his paper examines the relationship between early childbearing and child mortality in Bangladesh, a country where adolescent childbearing is of particular concern. We argue that effective use of specific health inputs could however significantly lower child mortality rates even among adolescent women. This offers an attractive policy option particularly when compared to the costly alternative of delaying age at marriage. In particular, we find that women having early childbirth tend to use health inputs differently from all other women. After correcting for this possible selectivity bias, the adverse effects of early childbirth on child mortality are reversed. The favourable effects of use of health inputs however continue remain statistically significant.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2841.pdf

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

Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 26, No. 4, July 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676296

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 49, No. 6, June 2007).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200706000-00000.htm

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August 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 database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/phn/24/4

Public Health Reports (Vol. 122, No. 4, July/August 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/main.cfm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) [R21]," (PAS-07-381, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, Jun. 11, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-07-381.html

B. "Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR)(R03)," (PAS-07-382, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, Jun. 11, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-07-382.html

C. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (PAR-07-379, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, Jun. 7, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-379.html

D. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) (PAR-07-380, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, Jun. 7, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-380.html

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CONFERENCES:

UK Health Protection Agency: "Health Protection 2007," to be held in Coventry, Warwickshire, Sep. 17-19 2007. For more information see:

http://www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk/

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Unite for Sight: "5th Annual International Health Conference: Building Health for Tomorrow," to be held Apr.. 12-13, 2008, in New Haven, Connecticut). For more information see:

http://uniteforsight.org/conference/2008/

More information about Unite for Sight:

http://uniteforsight.org/

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From conferencealerts.com:

"Nursing Asia," to be held in Singapore (October 3-5, 2007). For more information see:

http://www.nursingasia.com/NURSINGASIA2007Flyer.pdf

15th International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections - Asia Pacific Congress, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-6, 2008. For more information see:

http://www.iusti.ae/

Third Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights. to be held Feb. 4-7, 2008, in Abuja, Nigeria. For more information see:

http://africasexuality.org/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health has updated its employment opportunities in the Researchers/Non-Faculty Positions and Health Policy Related Positions. See the entries with starting dates of Jun. 8-12, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment listings with two opportunities that may be of interest to health researchers. The opportunities are dated Jun. 8 and Jun. 12, 2007).

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

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National Association of County and City Health Officials. NACCH has updated its employment opportunities with the following listings:

A. Lead Scientist for Cancer Analysis (New York, New York) (Jun. 11, 2007).

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/NY27.cfm

B. Public Health District Director MD (Petersburg, Virginia) (Jun. 8, 2007).

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/VA23.cfm

C. WTC Health Registry -- Director of Research (New York, New York) (Jun. 11, 2007).

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/NY26.cfm

D. WTC Health Registry -- Lead Scientist (New York, New York) (Jun. 11, 2007).

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/NY28.cfm

E. "World Trade Center Health Registry -- Lead Scientist (New York, New York) (Jun. 11, 2007).

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/NY29.cfm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Strategies to Increase Information on Comparative Clinical Effectiveness," as hearing held June 12, 2007.

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=565

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DATA:

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Tables of Health Insurance Coverage series for the first half of 2006, MEPS Household Component Survey," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/quick_tables_results.jsp?component=1&subcomponent=0&year=2006&tableSeries=4&searchText=&searchMethod=1&Action=Search

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