Current Social Science Research Report--Health #20, June 19, 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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, Surveillance Summary.

A. "Lyme Disease --- United States, 2003--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 23, Jun. 15, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p 573-576).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5623a1.htm

B. "QuickStats: Annual Diabetes Rate Among Patients Discharged from Hospitals, by Year and Age Group --- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1988--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 23, Jun. 15, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p 583).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5623a6.htm

.pdf for both articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5623.pdf

C. Surveillance Summary (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. SS-6, Jun. 8, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 40p.). The topics of this summary are: "Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance --- United States, 2004," and "Malaria Surveillance --- United States, 2005."

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

See under Jun. 8, 2007 listing.

Note: this is a temporary address. After the beginning of 2008, this summary will be available at:

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

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Preventing Chronic Disease (Vol. 4, No. 3, July 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jul/toc.htm

3. National Institutes of Health News Releases:

A. "Newly Found Sensing System Enables Certain Bacteria to Resist Human Immune Defenses" (Jun. 7, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jun2007/niaid-07.htm

B. "NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Study Suggests Crystal Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults Higher than Previously Reported" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jun2007/nida-15.htm

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Reports:

A. "Review of State Claims for the Costs of Family Planning Services Provided Through Medicaid Managed Care Programs" (A-03-06-00200, May 2007, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

Our objectives were to (1) consolidate the results of our audits of seven States' methodologies for claiming the costs of family planning services provided through Medicaid managed care programs and (2) assess the adequacy of CMS's guidance and practices relative to determining such costs. Six of the seven States we reviewed inflated the factors or rates used to claim reimbursement for family planning costs at the enhanced 90-percent rate or did not provide documentation to support their calculations as required.†As a result, for 302,902,257 dollars in claims reviewed (Federal share), these States claimed unallowable costs totaling 21,749,383 dollars(Federal share).†We recommended that CMS: (1) issue specific guidance to State agencies, consistent with current Medicaid regulations, to quantify a reasonable portion of the capitation payments attributable to family planning services; (2) establish controls in its review process to ensure that the data States use to quantify family planning costs conform to the proposed methodologies for claiming the enhanced family planning rate; and (3) specify retention requirements for base-year data.†CMS agreed with our first and third recommendations.†We clarified our second recommendation to express our original intent more clearly.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region3/30600200.pdf

B. "Deficit Reduction Act of 2005:†Impact on the Medicaid Federal Upper Limit Program" (OEI-03-06-00400, June 2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Consistent with earlier work, the OIG found that Federal upper limit amounts set under the previous calculation method were more than double pharmacy acquisition costs for 23 of 25 selected high-expenditure Medicaid drugs in the second quarter of 2006.† Under the new calculation method established by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Federal upper limit amounts are likely to decrease substantially.†However, we determined that, on average, pharmacies would only have been able to purchase 6 of the 25 selected high-expenditure drugs for less than the new Federal upper limit amount in the second quarter of 2006. Furthermore, we found that the average manufacturer price (AMP) used to set a new Federal upper limit amount may be substantially lower than other AMPs associated with a drug.†

We recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take steps to identify when a new Federal upper limit amount may not be representative of a drugs acquisition cost to pharmacies and, in those situations, determine the proper course of action (working with Congress, if necessary).†In its comments to the draft report, CMS strongly disagreed with our findings concerning the effect of the DRA-related changes to the Federal upper limit calculation. CMS also suggested that OIG should have waited until the final AMP regulation is promulgated before completing this study and requested that we revise our analysis.†

OIG will continue to work collaboratively with CMS in an effort to address any potential issues with the new calculation method for Federal upper limits.† However, issuing this report prior to CMSs publication of its final regulation provides the agency with the opportunity to consider our findings and incorporate our recommendations.†The data presented in this report are the best available for the timeframe, and any limitations have marginal impact and do not change the overall findings and conclusions.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-06-00400.pdf

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "The Uninsured in America, 1996-2006: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65," by Jeffrey A. Rhoades and May C. Chu (Statistical Brief 169, June 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=813

B. "Use of Breast Cancer Detection Exams among Women Age 40 and Over, U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005," by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief 170, June 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=814

C. "The Uninsured in America, First Half of 2006: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65," by Michelle Roberts and Jeffrey A. Rhoades (Statistical Brief 171, June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=815

6. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Facilities Offering Special Treatment Programs or Groups," (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, June 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/ServicesTX/servicesTX.cfm

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Illinois: Mortality, Morbidity, and Risk Factors" (February 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/heartstroke/Burden_Document_Feb_07.pdf

Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Updates: DHH has updated the following tables (.pdf format): "Children's Medicaid Enrollment Numbers: Monthly enrollment figures for children on Medicaid. Figures include both general Medicaid and the LaCHIP program," " Medicaid Enrollment Figures - Monthly enrollment reports for all Louisiana Medicaid program recipients. Figures are divided by parish and by program type," Medicaid Enrollment Numbers - Figures include all Medicaid recipients, including children. Chart is broken down by parish and by program type."

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/Reports.asp?ID=1&CID=33

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Reports:

A. "Environmental Burden of Disease: Country profiles" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/countryprofiles/en/index.html

B. World Health Organization/UNICEF Report: "Immunization Summary: The 2007 Edition," (June 2007, .pdf format, 203p.).

http://unhq-appspub-01.un.org/LIB/DHLRefWeblog.nsf/dx/11062007094540AMUNRJ65.htm

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific News Release: "New global health rules come into effect" (Jun. 15, 2007).

http://www.wpro.who.int/media_centre/news/news_20070615.htm

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Australia:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2006 report: supporting tables and text," (June 2007, .pdf format, 1074p.)

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10429

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada The Daily article: "Study: Maternal employment, breastfeeding and health: 1998-2003" (Jun. 19, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070619/d070619d.htm

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Iceland:

Directorate of Health Reports (all Microsoft Excel format, all tables are in Icelandic and English.

A. "Discharges from hospitals 2000-2005, by diagnoses" (June 2007,

http://www.landlaeknir.is/lisalib/getfile.aspx?itemid=3198

B. "Bed days in hospitals 2000-2005, by diagnoses. Definitions" (June 2007).

http://www.landlaeknir.is/lisalib/getfile.aspx?itemid=3197

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Macao:

Statistics and Census Service Report: "Health Statistics: 2006" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 92p.). The report is in Chinese, Portuguese, and English.

http://www.dsec.gov.mo/e_index.asp?src=/english/pub/e_sau_pub.html

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Norway:

Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services Report: "National strategy to reduce social inequalities in health" (Report No. 20, to the Storting, May 2007, .pdf format, 97p.).

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/socio_economics/documents/norway_rd01_en.pdf

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South Africa:

Health Systems Trust Report: "Understanding the Impact of Decentralisation on Reproductive Health Services in Africa (RHD) - South Africa Report," by Wendy Hall and Jaine Roberts (November 2006, .pdf format, 350p.).

http://www.hst.org.za/publications/706

Link to full text is on the right side of the page.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Kaiser Family Foundation/March of Dimes Reports:

A. "Maternity Care and Consumer-Driven Health Plans," by Karen Pollitz, Mila Kofman Alina Salganicoff and Usha Ranji (June 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

B. "Thomson Report: The Healthcare Costs of Having a Baby" (June 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

Both reports are available from:

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/whp061207pkg.cfm

C. "The New Medicaid Integrity Program: Issues and Challenges in Ensuring Program Integrity in Medicaid," by Victoria Wachino (June 2007, .pdf format, 71p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7650.cfm

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Rand Corporation Research Brief: "How Neighborhoods Can Reduce the Risk of Obesity," by Deborah Cohen, Amber Sehgal, Stephanie Williamson, Roland Sturm, Thomas L. McKenzie, Rosa Lara, Nicole Lurie, Rob Boer, Yuhui Zheng, Adrian Overton, Greg Ridgeway, Brian Karl Finch, Aimee Bower, Narayan Sastry, J. Scott Ashwood, Molly Scott, Kelly R. Evenson, Lisa K. Staten, Dwayne Porter, Diane Catellier, Daniela Golinelli, and John Elder (June 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9267/

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Population Reference Bureau Article, Webcast:

A. "The Growing Global Chronic Disease Epidemic," by DíVera Cohn (May 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/GrowingGlobalChronicDiseaseEpidemic.aspx

B. "Is Low Birth Weight a Cause of Problems, or a Symptom of Them?" (June 2007, running time 1 hour:19 minutes).

http://www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2007/LowBirthWeight.aspx

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 34, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN34.htm

More information on FHI:

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

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Institute of Medicine Monographs:

A. Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention, edited by Richard E. Behrman and Adrienne Stith Butler (National Academies Press, OpenBook format, 772p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11622

B. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary, by Stanley M. Lemon, Margaret A. Hamburg, P. Frederick Sparling, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack (National Academies Press, OpenBook and .pdf format, 230p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf copy. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11917.html

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US News and World Report Article: "Candidates Write Their Prescriptions: Democrats offer ideas to reform the healthcare system," by Michelle Andrews (Jun. 3, 2007).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070603/11healthpol.htm

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "Why Well-Insured Patients Should Demand Value-Based Insurance Benefits," by Colleen C. Denny, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, and Steven D. Pearson (Vol. 297, No. 22, June 13, 2007, p. 2515-2518).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/297/22/2515

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New England Journal of Medicine Book Review Extracts:

A. Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Gender, Society, and New Reproductive Technologies, edited by Tulsi Patel, reviewed by Jeffrey L. Ecker (Vol. 356, No. 23, Jun. 7, 2007, p. 2433-2434).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/23/2433

B. The Health of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations, edited by Ilan H. Meyer and Mary E. Northridge, reviewed by Michael King (Vol. 356, No. 23, Jun. 7, 2007, p. 2435-2436).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/23/2435

C. Law in Public Health Practice: Second edition, edited by Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark A. Rothstein, and Karen L. Foster (Vol. 356, No. 23, Jun. 7, 2007, p. 2436-2437).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/23/2436

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Mortality from 12 top causes of death in US is still higher among men than women," by Roger Dobson (news extract, Vol. 334, No. 7606, Jun. 16, 2007, p. 1240).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7606/1240-b

B. "Diagnostic scope of and exposure to primary care physicians in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: cross sectional analysis of results from three national surveys," by Andrew B. Bindman, Christopher B. Forrest, Helena Britt, Peter Crampton, and Azeem Majeed (article abstract, Vol. 334, No. 7606, Jun. 16, 2007, 6p.).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7606/1261

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Lancet Article: "Health crisis worsens in Zimbabwe," by Clare Kapp (world report, Vol. 369, No. 9578, Jun. 16, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1987-1988). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607609271/fulltext

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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. 22 ,Jun. 18, 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: "Current and Future Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in the United States," by Christopher J. Ruhm (w13181, June 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

The prevalence of obesity has increased rapidly since the mid-1970s, following a period of relative stability. This study examines past patterns and projects future prevalence rates of obesity and severe obesity among US adults through 2020. Trends in body mass index (BMI), overweight (BMI 25), obesity (BMI 30), class 2 obesity (BMI 35), class 3 obesity (BMI 40) and class 4 obesity (BMI 45) of 20-74 year olds are obtained using data from the first National Health Examination Survey and the Nutrition Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Quantile regression methods are then used to forecast future prevalence rates through 2020. By that year, 77.6% of men are predicted to be overweight and 40.2% obese, with class 2, 3 and 4 obesity prevalence rates projected at 16.4%, 6.3% and 3.1%. The corresponding forecasts for women are 71.1%, 43.3%, 25.3%, 12.8% and 5.8%. The large growth predicted for severe obesity represents a major public health challenge, given the accompanying high medical expenditures and elevated risk of mortality and morbidity. Combating severe obesity is likely to require strategies targeting the particularly large weight gains of the heaviest individuals.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13181

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Improving the efficiency of health care spending: selected evidence on hospital performance," by Espen Erlandsen (Economic Department Working Papers No. 555, June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 37p.).

Abstract:

There are no ready-made data on hospital outputs and inputs which would allow comprehensive international comparisons of hospital efficiency to be carried out. This paper, therefore, relies on selected evidence to compare hospital efficiency in a subset of OECD countries, based on three different approaches relying on, respectively: i) unit costs for standard hospital treatments; ii) overall efficiency levels in a set of paired countries; iii) within-country dispersion in individual hospital efficiency. The analysis suggests substantial cross-country differences in hospital performance. Although country coverage varies between the different approaches, making it difficult to assess the extent to which comparisons provide a consistent picture of national efficiency levels, cross-checks between the different indicator sets tend to support the robustness of the country rankings.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2007doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2007)15

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 166, No. 1, Jul. 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol166/issue1/index.dtl?etoc

Epidemiology (Vol. 18, No. 4, July 2007).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/toc.00001648-200707000-00000.htm

Environmental Research (Vol. 104, No. 3, July 2007).

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

Global Public Health (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g779342630?jumptype=al

Public Health (Vol. 121, No. 7, July 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00333506

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 98, No. 1, July 2007).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol98/issue1/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Advancing Novel Science in Womenís Health Research (ANSWHR) [R21]" (PAS-07-381, Jun. 11, 2007, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

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, Jun. 11, 2007, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

MRDC: "Health Impact Researcher." For more information see:

http://employment.ncfr.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2586638

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Academy Health: Academy Health has updated its employment opportunities in the Faculty and Researchers/Non-Faculty Positions. See the entries with starting dates of Jun. 13-18, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment listings with new opportunities that may be of interest to health researchers. The opportunities are dated Jun. 13-Jun. 18, 2007).

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

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National Association of County and City Health Officials: "Dean: School of Public Health, Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Texas). For more information see:

http://www.naccho.org/careers/other/TX.cfm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Publication: "The Global Threat of Drug-Resistant TB: A Call to Action for World TB Day, Briefing and Hearing," a hearing held Mar. 21, 2007 (House Serial Publication 110-24, .pdf format, 93p.).

http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/34240.pdf

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US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Legislative Hearing on Discussion Drafts Concerning Prescription Drug User Fee Act Reauthorization, Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act Reauthorization, Drug Safety, and Certain Pediatric Pharmaceutical and Device Legislation," a hearing held June 12, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-he-hrg.061207.health.drafts.shtml

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing: "Taking a Checkup on the Nation's Health Care Tax Policy: A Prognosis," a hearing held Mar. 8, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-875, .pdf format, 122p.).

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/34650.pdf

Note: it may take some time for this address to resolve. Please be patient.

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US Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing Publication: "Diabetes in Indian Country, on Diabetes in Indian Country, with Particular Focus on the Special Diabetes Program," a hearing held Feb. 8, 2007 (Senate Hearing 110-19,.pdf format, 121p.)

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS81458

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US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Publication: "Examining Competition in Group Health Care," a hearing held Sep. 6, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-882, .pdf format, 109p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS81876

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DATA:

US Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality Medical Expenditure Panel Survey/Census Research Data Centers Announcement: "AHRQ-Census Bureau Agreement On Access To Restricted MEPS Data At Census Research Data Centers" (June 2007). For more information see:

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/communication/census_announce.shtml

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Webcast: "4th IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference On HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention," (July 22, 2007).

http://kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=2004

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

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

Grafova, Irina. Your Money or Your Life: Managing Health, Managing Money. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2007; 28(2):285-303; ISSN: .

Knutson, Kristen L. and Lauderdale, Diane S. Sleep Duration and Overweight in Adolescents: Self-Reported Sleep Hours Versus Time Diaries. Pediatrics. 2007; 119(5):E1056-E1062.

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NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

Note: Where available, direct links to full text have been provided. These references represent updated citations from Jul. 12-19, 2007.

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=320

Then change the number after the equal sign (320 in this case) to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

LIU, HAIYONG
Growing Up Poor and Childhood Weight Problems
IRP Discussion Paper no. DP 1324-07, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin, April 2007. Also: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp132407.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5560
Publisher: Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), University of Wisconsin - Madison

LILLARD, DEAN R.
SIMON, KOSALIUEYAMA, MAKI
The Effect of Maternal Education on Child Health
Presented: Chicago, IL, American Economic Association Annual Meetings, January 5-7, 2007. Also: http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2007/0105_1015_1804.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79ID Number: 5561
Publisher: American Economic Association

SALSBERRY, PAMELA J.
REAGAN, PATRICIA B.
Taking the Long View: The Prenatal Environment and Early Adolescent Overweight
Research in Nursing and Health 30,3 (June 2007): 297-307. Also:http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/114265451/ABSTRACT
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
ID Number: 5564
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

CURRIE, JANET
STABILE, MARK
Mental Health in Childhood and Human Capital
Presented: Chicago, IL, American Economic Association Annual Meetings, January 3-5, 2007. Also: http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2007/0107_1015_1701.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5572
Publisher: American Economic Association

COURTEMANCHE, CHARLES
Working Yourself to Death? The Relationship Between Work Hours and Obesity
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
ID Number: 5579
Publisher: Washington University - St. Louis, Economics Department

MIECH, RICHARD A.
CHILCOAT, HOWARD
Formation of a Socioeconomic Disparity: A Case Study of Cocaine and Marijuana Use in the 1990s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 32, Supplement (June 2007): S171-S176Cohort(s): NLSY79
ID Number: 5581
Publisher: Elsevier Science