Current Social Science Research Report--Health #34, October 9, 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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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Physical Activity Among Adults With a Disability --- United States, 2005," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 39, Oct. 5, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1021-1024).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5639a2.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5639.pdf

2. 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

3. Department of Health and Human Service Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Substance Use Treatment among Women of Childrearing Age," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health , October 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

4. Government Accountability Office Report, Correspondence :

A. "Global Health: U.S. Agencies Support Programs to Build Overseas Capacity for Infectious Disease Surveillance" (GAO-07-1186, September 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071186.pdf

B. "Ryan White Care Act: Impact of Legislative Funding Proposal on Urban Areas" (GAO-08-137R, Oct. 5, 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08137r.pdf

Note: these are temporary addresses. GAO reports are available and correspondence may be available at:

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/date.php

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "The Top Five Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for Medicare Beneficiaries, by Insurance Status, 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief 186, September 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=832

B. "Cholesterol Screening among the U.S. Noninstitutionalized Adult Population Age 20 and Older, 2005," by Anita Soni (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief 187, October 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=834

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 10, October 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/10/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Monograph: Children’s health and the environment in Europe: A baseline assessment, edited by D. Dalbokova, M. Krzyzanowski and S. Lloyd (2007, ISBN 978 92 890 7297 7, .pdf format, 125p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20071007_1

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 13, No. 5, September-October 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.emro.who.int/Publications/EMHJ/1305/index.htm

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European Commission:

Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General Report: "Economic implications of health inequalities in the European Union," by Johan Mechenbach, Wilhelm Jan Meerding, and Anton Kunst (July 2007, .pdf format, 159p.).

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

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Australia:

Australia Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Breast cancer survival by size and nodal status in Australia," (Cancer series no. 39, September 2007, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10474

B. "Health expenditure Australia 2005-06," (Health and welfare expenditure series no. 30, October 2007, .pdf and Excel format, 180p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10529

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical

A. Health Reports (Vol. 18, No. 4, October 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/82-003-XIE2006010.htm

2. Health Canada/Sante Canada Compendium: Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004): Nutrient Intakes from Food: Provincial, Regional and National Summary Data Tables, Volume 1 (October 2007, .pdf format, 218p.).

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/cchs-nutri-escc/index_e.html

More information about this report:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/071005/d071005d.htm

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New Zealand:

1. Health Information Service/Te Parango Hauora Reports:

A. "Cancer: New Registrations and Deaths 2004" (October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 112p.).

http://www.nzhis.govt.nz/publications/cancer04.html

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

B. "Selected Health Professional Workforce in New Zealand 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 117p.).

http://www.nzhis.govt.nz/publications/healthprofs.html

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

C. "Fetal and Infant Deaths 2003 and 2004" (October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 144p.).

http://www.nzhis.govt.nz/publications/fetal.html

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

2. Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Periodical: AIDS New Zealand (No. 60, September 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/aids-nz-issue60

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UK:

Department of Health News Release: "Measuring Healthcare and Hospital Output; mortality target monitoring" (Oct. 5, 2007). The news release links to three reports (all .pdf format): "Further developments in measuring quality adjusted healthcare output"; Review of data sources and methodology for the calculation of hospital output in the NHS"; and Mortality Target Monitoring: update to include data for 2006."

http://www.gnn.gov.uk/environment/fullDetail.asp?ReleaseID=320024&NewsAreaID=2&NavigatedFromDepartment=False

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic and Health Surveys Report: "Uganda Atlas of HIV/AIDS Indicators 2004-05" (September 2007, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=692&srchTp=home

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Urban Institute Report: "Concerns about Parents Dropping Employer Coverage to Enroll in SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) Overlook Issues of Affordability," by Stephen Zuckerman and Cynthia Perry (October 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411555.html

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Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "Characteristics of Frequent Emergency Department Users," by Elizabeth M. Peppe, Jim W. Mays, Holen C. Chang, Eric Becker and Bianca DiJulio (October 2007, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/7696.cfm

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Brief: "Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2007 Current Population Survey," by Paul Fronstin (EBRI Issue Brief No. 310, October 2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3850

Click on "Download Issue Brief PDF" for link to full text.

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation, edited by Richard J. Bonnie, Kathleen Stratton, and Robert B. Wallace (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 716p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11795

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Editorial Extract. Article Abstracts:

A. "Sustainable health: A new dimension of sustainability science," by Barry R. Bloom (Vol. 104, No. 41, Oct. 9, 2007, p. 15969).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/extract/104/41/15969?etoc

B. "Educational status and cardiovascular risk profile in Indians," by K. Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Panniyammakal Jeemon, K. R. Thankappan, Prashant Joshi, Vivek Chaturvedi, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, and Farooque Ahmed (Vol. 104, No. 41, Oct. 9, 2007, p. 16263-16268).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/41/16263?etoc

C. "Bridges to sustainable tropical health," by Burton H. Singer and Marcia Caldas de Castro (Vol. 104, No. 41, Oct. 9, 2007, p. 16038-16043).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/41/16038?etoc

D. "Mortality traps and the dynamics of health transitions," by David E. Bloom and David Canning (Vol. 104, No. 41, Oct. 9, 2007, p. 16044-16049).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/41/16044?etoc

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PLoS One Article: "Sexual Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Early and Advanced HIV Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Overview of 68 Epidemiological Studies," by Li Chen, Prabhat Jha, Bridget Stirling, Sema K. Sgaier, Tina Daid, Rupert Kaul, and Nico Nagelkerke (Issue 10, October 2007, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0001001

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "Abortion Politics: Clinical Freedom, Trust in the Judiciary, and the Autonomy of Women" by Lawrence O. Gostin (Vol. 298, No. 13, Oct. 3, 2007, p. 1562-1564).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/298/13/1562

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New England Journal of Medicine Editorial: "Influenza--The Goal of Control," by John D. Treanor (Vol. 357, No. 14, Oct. 4, 2007, HTML and .pdf format p. 1439-1441). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/14/1439

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British Medical Journal Article Abstract: "Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity in children and adolescents: systematic review of controlled trials," by Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Alison M. McMinn, and Simon J. Griffin (Vol. 335, No. 7622, Oct. 6, 2007, p. 703-706).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/335/7622/703

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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Effect of daily zinc supplementation on child mortality in southern Nepal: a community-based, cluster randomised, placebo-controlled trial," by Prof. James M. Tielsch, Subarna K. Khatry, Prof. Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Prof. Joanne Katz, Steven C. LeClerq, Prof. Ramesh Adhikari, Luke C. Mullany, Prof. Robert Black, and Shardaram Shresta (Vol. 370, No. 9594, Oct. 6, 2007, p. 1230-1239).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607615396/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. 38, Oct. 8, 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:

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Aligning the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Aggregate U.S. Benchmarks," by Thomas M. Seldon and Merrile Sing (Working Paper No. 7007, September 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Working%20Paper&opt=2&id=833

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Reassessing the WIC Effect: Evidence from the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System," by Theodore Joyce, Andrew D. Racine, and Cristina Yunzal-Butler (w13441, September 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

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Recent analyses differ on how effective the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is at improving infant health. We use data from nine states that participate in the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System to address limitations in previous work. With information on the mother's timing of WIC enrollment, we test whether greater exposure to WIC is associated with less smoking, improved weight gain during pregnancy, better birth outcomes, and greater likelihood of breastfeeding. Our results suggest that much of the often-reported association between WIC and lower rates of preterm birth is likely spurious, the result of gestational age bias. We find modest effects of WIC on fetal growth, inconsistent associations between WIC and smoking, limited associations with gestational weight gain, and some relationship with breast feeding. A WIC effect exists, but on fewer margins and with less impact than has been claimed by policy analysts and advocates.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13441

B. "Custom Made Versus Ready to Wear Treatments; Behavioral Propensities in Physician's Choices," by Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser (w13445, September 2007, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

To customize treatments to individual patients entails costs of coordination and cognition. Thus, providers sometimes choose treatments based on norms for broad classes of patients. We develop behavioral hypotheses explaining when and why doctors customize to the particular patient, and when instead they employ "ready-to-wear" treatments. Our empirical studies examining length of office visits and physician prescribing behavior find evidence of norm-following behavior. Some such behavior, from our studies and from the literature, proves sensible; but other behavior seems far from optimal.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13445

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World Bank Development Programme: "Sustainability of healthcare financing in the Western Balkans : an overview of progress and challenges," by Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati (WPS 4374, October 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20071009154058

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

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 10, Supp. 2, October 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200710002-00000.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Grants (P30)" (RFA-ES-07-008, reissue of RFA-ES-06-010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Oct. 5, 2007). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-07-008.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Oct. 2 - Oct. 8, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings from Oct. 2-9, 2007).

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

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org Update: "Kaiser's statehealthfacts.org has added and updated tables dated from Sep. 20 - Oct. 1, 2007 that may be of interest to health researchers.

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/whatsnew.jsp

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