Current Social Science Research Report--Health #32, September 25, 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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

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

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

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The latest issue (Vol. 56, No. 37, Sep. 21, 2007, HTML and .pdf format) contains several articles about vaccination coverage.

HTML:

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

Note: this is a temporary issue. After next week's issue is released, this one will be available at:

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

After Jan. 1, 2008, it will be available at:

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

.pdf (whole issue):

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5637.pdf

3. National Center for Health Statistics Report:

A. "Fall Injury Episodes Among Noninstitutionalized Older Adults: United States, 2001-2003," by Jeannine S. Schiller, Ellen A. Kramarow, and Achintya N. Dey (Advance Data From Vital and Health Statistics, No. 392, September 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad392.pdf

B. "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006," by Barbara Bloom and Robin A. Cohen (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 234, September 2007, .pdf format, 79p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_234.pdf

4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report: "National Evaluation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program: A Decade of Expanding Coverage and Improving Access: Final Report," by Margo Rosenbach, Carol Irvin, Angela Merrill, Shanna Shulman, John Czajka, Christopher Trenholm, Susan Williams, So Sasigant Limpa-Amara, and Anna Katz (September 2007, .pdf format, 162p.).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Reports/Downloads/Rosenbach9-19-07.pdf

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the State and Local Government Workforce, by Census Division, 2005," by John P. Sommers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 185, September 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=831

6. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistics Brief: "Pediatric Hospital Stays for Cancer, 2005," by Chaya T. Merrill, Mika Nagamine, and Megan M. Hambrick (Statistical Brief No. 37, September 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb37.jsp

,pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb37.pdf

7. Congressional Research Service Report: "U.S. Health Care Spending: Comparison with Other OECD Countries," by Chris L. Peterson and Rachel Burton (RL34175, September 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL34175_20070917.pdf

8. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Cigarette Use Among Blacks, 2005 and 2006," ( National Survey on Drug Use and Health, September 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

9. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. "An Assessment of the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on WIC Program Coordination With Primary Care Services," by Loren Bell, Rebecca Ledsky, Sandra Silva, and Jodi Anthony (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 33, September 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ccr33/

B. "The Effects of Food Stamps on Obesity," by Charles Baum (Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 34, September 2007, .pdf format, 105p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR34/

C. "Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs and Obesity: 1976-2002," by Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, and Biing-Hwan Lin (Economic Research Report No. 48, September 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR48/

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US States:

New Mexico:

Department of Health Compendium: New Mexico Selected Health Statistics Annual Report 2005 (August 2007, .pdf format, 190p.).

http://www.health.state.nm.us/pdf/2005Annual%20Report.pdf

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics. Various:

A. "2005 N.C. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS): Infant Sleep Position" (PRAMS Fact Sheet, October 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/prams/pdf/InfantSleepPosition2007.pdf

B. "Detailed Mortality Statistics, 2006" (September 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/deaths/dms/2006/

C. "2006 Child Deaths in North Carolina" (September 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/deaths/child/cd2006.html

Washington State:

Center for Health Statistics Compendium: 2005 Washington State Vital Statistics Report (September 2007, .pdf format, 185p.).

http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/chs-data/Public/AnnSum_2005.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries

Canada:

Canadian Center for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Health Care in Canada 2007," (September 2007, .pdf format, 67p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_790_E&cw_topic=790&cw_rel=AR_43_E

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France:

1. "Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES) Monthly Selection: Books of the Month, Working Papers:

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Other/MonthlySelection.html

2. Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 437, September 2007, .pdf format, 4p.). This month's article is: "Before asbestos, silicosis. Death from occupational disease in twentieth century France," by Paul-André Rosental.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1323/

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Germany:

Statistiches Bundesamt Deutschland News Release: "Cardiovascular diseases most frequent cause of death again" (No. 385, Sep. 21, 2007). This release links to a more detailed German release.

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2007/09/PE07__385__232,templateId=renderPrint.psml

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Jamaica:

Ministry of Health News Release: "Health Ministry Concerned Over Low Breastfeeding Rate" (Sep. 15, 2007).

http://www.moh.gov.jm/healthMinistryConcerned.html

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UK:

Health Protection Agency Press Release: "10% of women infected with human papillomavirus by age 16" (Sep. 19, 2007).

http://www.hpa.org.uk/hpa/news/articles/press_releases/2007/070919_hpv.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Allen Guttmacher Institute Issue Brief: "Learning from Adolescents to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy," (September 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2007/09/19/IB_PNG2007.pdf

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Urban Institute Report: "SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization: How Will Low-Income Kids Benefit under House and Senate Bills?" by Genevieve M. Kenney, Allison Cook, and Jennifer Pelletier (September 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411545.html

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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll: "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 - August 2007" (September 2007, Key Findings, .pdf format, 11p., Toplines, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/h08_7690.cfm

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: "Health Insurance and Taxes: Can Changing the Tax Treatment of Health Insurance Fix Our Health Care System?" by Paul Fronstin and Dallas Salisbury (EBRI Issue Brief No. 309, September 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3845

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Open University Press Book: Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities, by Hilary Graham (2007, 260p., ISBN: 0335213693). For more information see:

http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335213693.html

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New England Journal of Medicine Articles

A. "Health Care for All?" by M. Gregg Bloche (Perspective, Vol. 357, No. 12, Sep. 20, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1173-1175). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/12/1173

B. "We Can Do Better -- Improving the Health of the American People," by Steven A. Schroeder (Special Article, Shattuck Lecture, Vol. 357, No. 12, Sep. 20, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1221-1228).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/12/1221

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Lancet Article Abstract: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Can we achieve Millennium Development Goal 4? New analysis of country trends and forecasts of under-5 mortality to 2015," by Christopher J.L. Murray, Thomas Laakso, Kenji Shibuya, Kenneth Hill, and Prof. Alan D. Lopez (Vol. 370, No. 9592, September 22, 2007, p. 1040-1054).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607614780/abstract

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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. 36, Sep. 24, 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:

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Measurement of HIV Prevention Indicators: A Comparison of the PLACE Method and a Household Survey in Zambia," by Jackie Tate, Kavita Singh, Phillimon Ndubani, Jolly Kamwanga, and Bates Buckner (WP-07-96, September 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-07-96.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S.," by June E. O'Neill and Dave M. O'Neill (w13429, September 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

Does Canada's publicly funded, single payer health care system deliver better health outcomes and distribute health resources more equitably than the multi-payer heavily private U.S. system? We show that the efficacy of health care systems cannot be usefully evaluated by comparisons of infant mortality and life expectancy. We analyze several alternative measures of health status using JCUSH (The Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health) and other surveys. We find a somewhat higher incidence of chronic health conditions in the U.S. than in Canada but somewhat greater U.S. access to treatment for these conditions. Moreover, a significantly higher percentage of U.S. women and men are screened for major forms of cancer. Although health status, measured in various ways is similar in both countries, mortality/incidence ratios for various cancers tend to be higher in Canada. The need to ration resources in Canada, where care is delivered "free", ultimately leads to long waits. In the U.S., costs are more often a source of unmet needs. We also find that Canada has no more abolished the tendency for health status to improve with income than have other countries. Indeed, the health-income gradient is slightly steeper in Canada than it is in the U.S.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w13429

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

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 15, Oct. 1, 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200710010-00000.htm

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 10, October 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/issue10/?etoc

Health and Social Work (Vol. 32, No. 3, 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.ingentaconnect.com/content/nasw/hsw

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 10, October 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200710000-00000.htm

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 64, No. 5S, October 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://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol64/issue5S/?etoc

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 64, No. 10, October 2007).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol64/issue10/

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 99, No. 2, October 2007).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol99/issue2/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: "Scholars in Health Policy Research Program." "The Scholars in Health Policy Research Program--a national Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation--is a two-year fellowship targeted to outstanding new PhDs in economics, political science, and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research. Each year, the Program enables up to 12 individuals to spend two years at one of three nationally prominent universities--Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley (in collaboration with the University California at San Francisco), and The University of Michigan." Application deadline is Oct. 22, 2007. For more information see:

http://www.healthpolicyscholars.org/

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US Centers for Disease Control: "Improving Health and Educational Outcomes of Young People" (CDC-RFA-DP08-801, Letter of Intent Data, Oct. 23, 2007). For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/DP08-801.htm

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CONFERENCES:

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the American Public Health Association Learning Institute Workshop," a workshop to be held Nov. 3, 2007, in Washington, DC. For more information see:

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshop_details/meps_workshop_11_2007.htm

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Pan American Health Organization E-Learning Course: "Strengthening the Essential Public Health Functions," to be offered from Nov. 14, 2007 - Mar. 18, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.paho.org/English/DPM/SHD/HR/ephf-2ecourse08-wbi-paho.htm

Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2007).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Sep. 19-26, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings from Sep. 19-25, 2007).

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

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DATA:

National Center for Health Statistics: NCHS National Health Interview Survey site has recently added the following to its historical NCHS Internet releases:

Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1985
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1986
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1987
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1988
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1989
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1990
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1991
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1992
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1993
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1995
Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1996

Medical Coding Manual and Short Index, NHIS 1985-1988
Medical Coding Manual and Short Index, NHIS 1989-1991
Medical Coding Manual and Short Index, NHIS 1992-1996

AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Notes, 1992 file
Cancer Control Notes, 1992 file
Cancer Epidemiology Notes, 1992 file
Health Insurance Notes, 1992 file
Immunization Notes, 1992 file
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Notes, 1992 file
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Field Representative's (Interviewer's) Manual, NHIS 1992

Updates to formatting statements have been made to the following sample NHIS SAS programs on the Internet:

1969 Person                      : PERSONSX.SAS
1969 Condition                   : CONDITON.SAS 
1969 Doctor Visits               : DRVISITX.SAS 
1969 Hospital                    : HOSPITAL.SAS 
1974 Condition Supplement        : CONDSUPP.SAS 
1994 Disability Phase 1 Person   : DIS1PERS.SAS
1994 Disability Phase 1 Condition: DIS1COND.SAS   

All can be found at:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_doc.htm

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets Sept. 25, 2007 which may be of interest to Health 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"

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 5692 -Welsh Health Survey, 2003-2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5692

SN 5693 -Welsh Health Survey, 2004-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5693

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