Current Social Science Research Report--Health #26, August 15, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Centers for Disease Control Periodical Articles, Fact Sheet

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever --- U.S.-Mexico Border, 2005" (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 56, No. 31, Aug. 10, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 785-789).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5631a1.htm

B. "Update: Influenza Activity --- United States and Worldwide, 2006--07 Season, and Composition of the 2007--08 Influenza Vaccine" (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 56, No. 31, Aug. 10, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 789-794).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5631a2.htm

C. "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Reported Ever Being Tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006" (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 56, No. 31, Aug. 10, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 789-794).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5631a5.htm

.pdf for all articles:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5631.pdf

D. "HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos." This HIV/AIDS factsheet has been updated as of August 2007.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/hispanic.htm

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US States:

Pennsylvania:

Department of Health Report: "Vital Statistics for Pennsylvania 1906-2005" (2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/VS_Pamphlet/1906-2005_VSfile.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

Population Division Wall Chart: "World Abortion Policies 2007" (August 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 2p.). Note: The UN website is having technical difficulties at the time of this release. If you cannot get through, please try again later.

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/2007_Abortion_Policies_Chart/2007AbortionPolicies_wallchart.htm

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South Africa: Department of Health Report: "National HIV and Syphilis Prevalence Survey South Africa 2006" (2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

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

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UK:

National Statistics Office Report, News Release:

A. "Self-reported work-related illness and workplace injuries in 2005/06: Results from the Labour Force Survey" (Health and Safety Executive, July 2007, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/lfs/lfs0506.pdf

B. "Wales and Scotland have highest cancer rates in the UK - Cancer incidence and mortality, UK 2002-2004" (news release, Jul. 26, 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/ukcan0707.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Migration, Economy and Policy: Recent Changes in Armenia's Demographic and Health Indicators," by Kiersten Johnson (Armenia Trend Report TR3, July 2007, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=679&srchTp=home

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Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief: "Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help," by Sara R. Collins, Cathy Schoen, Jennifer L. Kriss, Michelle M. Doty, and Bisundev Mahato (Vol. 26, August 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=514761

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Health Care Costs: A Primer," (August 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/7670.cfm

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Economist Article: "The maladies of affluence: The poor world is getting the rich world's diseases" (Aug. 9, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9616897

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention, edited by Richard E. Behrman and Adrienne Stith Butler (National Academies Press, 2007, 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

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Height, health, and development," by Angus Deaton (Vol. 104, No. 33, Aug. 14, 2007, p. 13232-13237).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/33/13232

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Science Article Abstract: "Immunization by Avian H5 Influenza Hemagglutinin Mutants with Altered Receptor Binding Specificity," by Zhi-Yong Yang, Chih-Jen Wei, Wing-Pui Kong, Lan Wu, Ling Xu, David F. Smith, and Gary J. Nabel (Vol. 317, No. 5839, Aug. 10, 2007, p. 825-828)

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/317/5839/825

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Immigrants and Health Care--At the Intersection of Two Broken Systems," by Susan Okie (Perspective, Vol. 357, No. 6, Aug. 9, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 525-529). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/6/525

B. "Safer Drugs for the American People," by Gregory D. Curfman, Stephen Morrissey, and Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editorial, Vol. 357, No. 6, Aug. 9, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 602-603). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/6/602

C. "New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century," a review of Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century edited by I.W. Fong and Ken Alibek, reviewd by Jonathan L. Heeney (Book Review extract, Vol. 357, No. 6, Aug. 9, 2007, p. 627).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/357/6/627

D. Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver, by Arthur Allen, reviewed by Samuel L. Katz (Book Review extract, Vol. 357, No. 6, Aug. 9, 2007, p. 628).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/357/6/628

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Neglected tropical diseases," by Gavin Yamey and Peter Hotez (Editorial extract, Vol. 335, No. 7614, Aug. 11, 2007, p. 269-270).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/335/7614/269

B. "Infant mortality rises in Palestinian territories--but other health indicators show improvement," by Roger Dobson (News extract, Vol. 335, No. 7614, Aug. 11, 2007, p. 277).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/335/7614/277

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

A. "Do human rights matter to health?" by Jerome Amir Singh, Michelle Govender, and Edward J. Mills (Series article, Vol. 370, No. 9586, Aug. 11, 2007, HTML and. .pdf format, p. 521-527). This article is available free of charge. The article also links to a related editorial and comments.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607612367/fulltext

B. "When rumours derail a mass deworming exercise," by Alexander Dodoo, Sam Adjei, Mary Couper, Bruce Hugman, and Ralph Edwards (Comment, Vol. 370, No. 9586, Aug. 11, 2007, HTML and. .pdf format, p. 465-466). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607612112/fulltext

C. "Joseph Graziano: tackling arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh," by Samuel Loewenberg (Perspectives, Vol. 370, No. 9586, Aug. 11, 2007, HTML and. .pdf format, p. 477). This article is available free of charge. The article also links to a related "World Report" article.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607612185/fulltext

D. "In Venezuela, two public-health systems grow apart," by Daniel Cancel (World Report, Vol. 370, No. 9586, Aug. 11, 2007, HTML and. .pdf format, p. 473-474). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360761215X/fulltext

E. "Ethnicity and access to health care," a book review of Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for Better Epidemiology, Public Health, and Health Care, by Raj S. Bhopal, reviewed by Pascale Allotey (Perspectives, Vol. 370, No. 9586, Aug. 11, 2007, HTML and. .pdf format, p. 475-476). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607612161/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. 30, Aug. 13, 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:

A. "Returns to Local-Area Health Care Spending: Using Health Shocks to Patients Far From Home," by Joseph J. Doyle, Jr. (w13301, August 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

Health care spending varies widely across markets, yet there is little evidence that higher spending translates into better health outcomes, possibly due to endogeneity bias. The main innovation in this paper compares outcomes of patients who are exposed to different health care systems that were not designed for them: patients who are far from home when a health emergency strikes. The universe of emergencies in Florida from 1996-2003 is considered, and visitors who become ill in high-spending areas have significantly lower mortality rates compared to similar visitors in lower-spending areas. The results are robust across different types of patients and within groups of destinations that appear to be close demand substitutes.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w13301

B. "Clinical Pathways to Disability," by Mary Beth Landrum, Kate A. Stewart, and David M. Cutler (w13304, August 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the pathways by which individuals transition from healthy to disabled. Because of the high prevalence and costs associated with disability, understanding these pathways is critical to developing interventions to prevent or minimize disability. We compare two estimates of disabling conditions: those observed in medical claims and conditions indicated by the disabled individual. A small number of conditions explain about half of incident disability: arthritis, infectious disease, dementia, heart failure, diabetes, and stroke. These conditions show up in medical claims and self reports. A large number of elderly also attribute disability to old age and various symptoms. Because so many of the most disabling conditions do not have clear medical treatments, the outlook for major reductions in disability might be limited.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w13304

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany: "Health and Civil War in Rural Burundi," by Tom Bundervoet, Philip Verwimp, and Richard Akresh (Discussion Paper 2951, July 2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

We combine household survey data with event data on the timing and location of armed conflicts to examine the impact of Burundiís civil war on childrenís health status. The identification strategy exploits exogenous variation in the warís timing across provinces and the exposure of childrenís birth cohorts to the fighting. After controlling for province of residence, birth cohort, individual and household characteristics, and province-specific time trends, we find that children exposed to the war have on average 0.515 standard deviations lower height-for-age z-scores than non-exposed children. This negative effect is robust to specifications exploiting alternative sources of exogenous variation.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2951.pdf

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

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 13, August 20, 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200708200-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 166, No. 5, Sep. 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol166/issue5/index.dtl?etoc

Epidemiology (Vol. 18, No. 5 Supplement, September 2007).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/toc.00001648-200709001-00000.htm

European Journal of Public Health (Vol. 17, No. 4, August 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/issue4/index.dtl

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 49, No. 8, August 2007).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200708000-00000.htm

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 99, No. 1, September 2007).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol99/issue1/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US Department of Health and Human Services: "HHS Announces 25 Million Dollars Available For Health Care Partnership Emergency Care Competitive Grants Program" (Aug. 10, 2007).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/08/pr20070810a.html

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US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2008 (P30)" (RFA-HD-07-012, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Aug. 10, 2007, reissue of RFA-HD-05-030). For more information see:

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

B. "Genome-wide Association Studies in the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative - Study Investigators (U01)" (RFA-HG-07-012, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Aug. 9, 2007, reissue of RFA-HG-06-033). For more information see:

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

C. "Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) in Minority Institutions (R25) (RFA-RR-07-005, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Aug. 9, 2007, reissue of RFA-RR-06-003). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-07-005.html

D. "International Extramural Associates Research Development Awards (IEARDA) (G11)" (PAR-07-431. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies, Aug. 10, 2007, reissue and modification of RFA-HD-06-018). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-431.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Aug. 7-14, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings from Aug. 9-14, 2007).

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

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DATA:

Human Mortality Database: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

- Aug. 10, 2007 - Data for Denmark updated through 2006.

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/Public/DataAvailability.html

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets Aug. 13, 2007 which may be of interest to Sociology researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "list"

In addition, "ICPSR and Survey Research Operations of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, are pleased to announce the release of the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), which provide data on the distributions, correlates, and risk factors of mental disorders among the general population, with special emphasis on minority groups. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Heath, this project joins together three nationally representative surveys: the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS)."

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/CPES/index.html

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