Current Social Science Research Report--Health #23, July 10, 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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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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Surveillance Report:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 7, July 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next EID is released, this one, along with all others, will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/pastcon.htm

B. "Cases of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2005" (HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Vol. 17, Revised Edition, June 2007, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/2005report/default.htm

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Alcohol Survey Reveals ‘Lost Decade’ Between Ages of Disorder Onset and Treatment" (Jul. 2, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jul2007/niaaa-02.htm

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US States:

Connecticut:

Department of Public Health Surveillance Report: "Birth Defects in Connecticut 2001-2004" (May 2007, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.dph.state.ct.us/BCH/Family%20Health/CTBDR_Report_2001_04.pdf

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Tuberculosis In Nebraska -2006" (June 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/puh/cod/tuberculosis/docs/AnnualReport.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations

World Health Organization Periodical, Press Release:

A. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 7, July 2007, p. 501-568).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/7/en/index.html

B. "2.5 million people in India living with HIV, according to new estimates," (July 6, 2007).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr37/en/index.html

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Monograph: Health: a vital investment for economic development in eastern Europe and central Asia, by Marc Suhrcke, Lorenzo Rocco and Martin McKee (2007, ISBN 978 92 890 7282 3, .pdf format, 249p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20070628_2

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Medical end-of-life decisions shorten life by four days," by Kees Prins, Ingeborg Deerenberg, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, and Agnes van der Heide (Jul. 3, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2217-wm.htm

B. "Age and overweight prime risk factors for diabetes," by Stephanie Stam (Jul. 5, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2232-wm.htm

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UK:

Department of Health Report: "Attitudes to mental illness in England 2007" (July 2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/DH_076516

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Zimbabwe: DHS, 2005/06 - Final Report" (March 2007, .pdf format, 456p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=678&srchTp=home

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RAND Corporation Report: "Evaluating the Uptake of the Healthy Life Years Indicator: Final report," by Wija J. Oortwijn, Judith Mathijssen, Maureen Lankhuizen, and Jonathan Cave (2007, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR453/

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Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "Change in Percentage of Families Offered Coverage at Work, 1998-2005," by Bianca DiJulio and Paul D. Jacobs (July 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/7667.cfm

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King's Fund Report: "Windmill 2007: The future of health care reforms in England," by Sarah Harvey, Alasdair Liddell, and Laurie McMahon (June 2007, .pdf format, 73p.).

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/kings_fund_publications/windmill_2007.html

More on UK King's Fund:

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about_us/index.html

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Center for Studying Health System Change Report: "Exodus of Male Physicians from Primary Care Drives Shift to Specialty Practice," by Ha T. Tu and Ann S. O'Malley (Tracking Report No. 17, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/934/

More information about CSHSC:

http://www.hschange.org/index.cgi?file=about

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Journal of the American Medical Association Various:

A. "Prescription Drug Cost Sharing: Associations With Medication and Medical Utilization and Spending and Health," by Dana P. Goldman, Geoffrey F. Joyce, and Yuhui Zheng (Review abstract, Vol. 298, No. 1, Jul. 4, 2007, p. 61-69).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/1/61

B. "Why Rich Countries Should Care About the World's Least Healthy People," by Lawrence O. Gostin (Commentary extract, Vol. 298, No. 1, Jul. 4, 2007, p. 89-92).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/298/1/89

C. "Public Health Benefits of Recent Litigation Against the Tobacco Industry," by Jon S. Vernick, Lainie Rutkow, and Stephen P. Tere (Commentary extract, Vol. 298, No. 1, Jul. 4, 2007, p. 86-89).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/298/1/86

D. Race and Medicine in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century America, by Todd L. Savitt, reviewed by Lynn C. Smitherman (Book Review extract, Vol. 298, No. 1, Jul. 4, 2007, p. 100-101).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/298/1/100

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New England Journal of Medicine Article: "Insuring All Children -- The New Political Imperative," by John K. Iglehart (Health Policy Report, Vol. 357, No. 1, Jul. 5, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 70-76). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/1/70

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Lancet Special Issue: Vol. 370, No. 9581, Jul. 7, 2007 is a special issue on HIV/AIDS. Note Lancet requires free registration before providing content. Check your library for the availability of electronic full text.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue?issue=9581&volume=370

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Time Articles:

A. "How We Get Addicted," by Michael D. Lemonick (Jul. 5, 2007).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1640436,00.html

B. "Addiction and the Brain" (Jul. 5, 2007). Note: Navigate this story via the tabs at the top of the illustrations.

http://www.time.com/time/2007/addiction/

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Newsweek Article: "What Kills One Woman Every Minute of Every Day?" by Barbara Kantrowitz (Jul. 2-9, 2007).

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19389326/site/newsweek/

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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. 25, Jul. 9, 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: "Mental Health in Childhood and Human Capital," by Janet Currie and Mark Stabile (w13217, July 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

Although mental disorders are common among children, we know little about their long term effects on child outcomes. This paper examines U.S. and Canadian children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, conduct disorders, and other behavioral problems. Our work offers a number of innovations. First we use large nationally representative samples of children from both countries. Second, we focus on "screeners" that were administered to all children in our sample, rather than on diagnosed cases. Third, we address omitted variables bias by estimating sibling-fixed effects models. Fourth, we examine a range of outcomes. Fifth, we ask how the effects of mental health conditions are mediated by family income and maternal education. We find that mental health conditions, and especially ADHD, have large negative effects on future test scores and schooling attainment, regardless of family income and maternal education.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13217

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

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 7, July 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/issue7/?etoc

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 17, No. 3, June 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/current.dtl

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 22, No. 4, July 2007).

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

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 70, No. 1, July/August 2007, .pdf format, 1p.). 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.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH0708.07_TOC.pdf

Public Health (Vol. 121, No. 8, August 2007).

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

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

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t724921266/title~content=g780478300~db=all

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CONFERENCES:

Geneva (Switzerland) Health Forum Toward Global Access to Health: "Strengthening Health Systems and the Global Health Workforce," to be held May 25-28, 2008, abstract submission due Jan. 15, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.genevahealthforum.org/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

National Association of County and City Health Associations: "Deputy Director, Department of Health and Social Services - Mental Health Director (Fairfield, California)." For more information see:

http://www.naccho.org/careers/local/CA35.cfm

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AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health has added two employment opportunities to its website in the last week. See Under "Faculty/University-Related Positions," Jun. 27-Jul. 27, 2007; and Jun. 28-Jul. 28, 2007 listings.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its job listings to include items from Jun. 28-Jul. 5, 2007.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Publication: "Poverty and Inequality in the Americas: The Unaddressed Problem," a hearing held Mar. 28, 2007 (House Serial Publication 110-37, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/34483.pdf

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US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Hearing Publication: "Child Nutrition and the School Setting," a hearing held Mar. 6, 2007 (Senate Hearing 110-41, ASCII text and .pdf format, 128p.).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/search.html

Search 110th Senate Hearings for "110-41" (with the quotes).

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

KaiserEdu.org Tutorial Update: "KaiserEdu.org has added a new multi-media tutorial titled: "Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States," by Alicia Carbaugh (June 2007, 22 slides).

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/womenhiv/player.html

KaiserEdu:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

WLS 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:

Carr, Deborah and Dmitry Khodyakov. 2007. "Health Care Proxies: Whom Do Young Old Adults Choose and Why?" Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48:180-194.

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