Current Social Science Research Report--Health #37, October 30, 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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Centers for Disease Control Periodicals, News Release:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 11, November 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

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

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. "TLC: Together Learning Choices: A small group-level intervention with young people living with HIV/AIDS" (October 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/prev_prog/rep/packages/TLC.htm

C. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

i. "Reported HIV Status of Tuberculosis Patients --- United States, 1993--2005" (Vol. 56, No. 42, Oct. 26, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1103-1106.)

HTML;

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5642a2.htm

ii. "Baseline Data from the Nyando Integrated Child Health and Education Project --- Kenya, 2007" (Vol. 56, No. 42, Oct. 26, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1109-1113.)

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5642a4.htm

iii. QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates for 10 Leading Causes of Infant Death --- United States, 2005" (Vol. 56, No. 42, Oct. 26, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1109-1113.)

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5642a8.htm

.pdf for all three:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5642.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Drug-Impaired Driving by Youth Remains Serious Problem: Nearly a third of high school seniors say they have driven while 'under the influence' or been in the car with an impaired driver" (Oct. 29, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/oct2007/nida-29.htm

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Report: "Women's Health USA 2007" (October 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa_07/

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Brief: "Hospitalizations Related to Drug Abuse, 2005," by Cheryl A. Kassed, Katharine R. Levit, and Megan M. Hambrick (Statistical Brief No. 39, October 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb39.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb39.pdf

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Marital Status and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions, 2005," ( Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, October 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

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US States:

Louisiana:

Department of Health and Hospitals Reports:

A. "Antibiogram Comparison 2003-2004" (October 2007, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp?ID=249&Detail=330

B. "2005 LA (Louisiana) Children's Health Survey" (October 2007, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp?ID=270&Detail=511

C. "2006 LA (Louisiana) United Health Foundation" (October 2007, Microsoft Word format, 1p.).

http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp?ID=270&Detail=510

Mississippi:

State Department of Health Report: "Reportable Disease Statistics" (September 2007, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/14,0,261.html

New Mexico:

Department of Health Report: "2006 Vital Statistics Natality Summary" (October 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.health.state.nm.us/pdf/2006%20Vital%20Statistics%20Natality%20Summary.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations

1. World Health Organization Press Release: "WHO publishes new standard for documenting the health of children and youth," (October 24, 2007).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr59/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Press Release: "World Bank and WHO raise the alarm on noncommunicable diseases and injuries in the Commonwealth of Independent States," (October 29, 2007).

http://www.euro.who.int/mediacentre/PR/2007/20071029_1

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Australia:

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Indigenous mothers and their babies, Australia 2001-2004," by Kate Leeds, Michelle Gourley, Paula Laws, Jessica Zhang, Fadwa Al-Yaman, and Elizabeth A. Sullivan (Perinatal statistics series no. 19, October 2007, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10458

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Canada:

Canadian Center for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Supply, Distribution and Migration of Canadian Physicians, 2006," (October 2007, .pdf format, 160p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_870_E&cw_topic=870&cw_rel=AR_14_E

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Infant mortality rate down," by Joop Garssen (Oct. 25, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2304-wm.htm

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UK:

Information Centre for Health and Social Care Reports:

A. "Guardianship under the Mental Health Act 1983, England 2007" (October 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/health-and-lifestyles/mental-health/guardianship-under-the-mental-health-act-1983-england-2007

B. "NHS Contraceptive Services, England: 2006-07" (October 2007, .pdf format, 38p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/health-and-lifestyles/contraception/nhs-contraceptive-services-england:-2006-07

C. "Cervical Screening Programme 2006/07 (October 3007, .pdf format, 52p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/screening/cervical-cancer/cervical-screening-programme-2006-07-%5Bns%5D

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Public Library of Science Articles: "Thirty Ways to Improve the Health of the World's Poorest People" (Oct. 23, 2007).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040310&ct=1

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Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll: "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 - October 2007" (October 2007, Key Findings, .pdf format, 13p., Toplines, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/h08_pomr102607pkg.cfm

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Report: "2007 Health Confidence Survey: Rising Health Care Costs Are Changing the Ways Americans Use the Health Care System," (EBRI Notes, Vol. 28, No. 11, November 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3857

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American Psychological Association Report: "Stress in America" (October 2007, Microsoft Word format, 19p.).

http://apahelpcenter.mediaroom.com/file.php/138/Stress+in+America+REPORT+FINAL.doc

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American Enterprise Institute Monograph: Europe's Coming Demographic Challenge: Unlocking the Value of Health (Forthcoming) by Nicholas Eberstadt and Hans Groth (2007, ISBN: 978-0-8447-7200-4, 71p.).

http://www.aei.org/books/bookID.914,filter.all/book_detail.asp

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Journal of the American Medical Association Special Issue: "Poverty and Human Development" (Vol. 298, No. 16, Oct. 24/31, 2007). Check your organization's library for full text electronic availability).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/vol298/issue16/index.dtl

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Learning from Failure in Health Care Reform," by Jonathan Oberlander (Perspective, Vol. 357, No. 17, Oct. 25, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1677-1679). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/17/1677

B. Quiet Killers: The Fall and Rise of Deadly Diseases, by Robert Baker. reviewed by Talha Khan Burki (Book Review extract, Vol. 357, No. 17, Oct. 25, 2007, p. 1784-1785).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/17/1784

C. Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases, by Paul A. Offit, reviewed by Yvonne Maldonado (Book Review extract, Vol. 357, No. 17, Oct. 25, 2007, p. 1785-1786).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/17/1785

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British Medical Journal Special Issue: "Health in an Unequal World" (Vol. 335, No. 7625, Oct. 27, 2007). Check your organization's library for full text electronic availability).

http://www.bmj.com/content/vol335/issue7625/index.dtl

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

A. "Is malaria eradication possible?" (Editorial, Vol. 370, No. 9597, Oct. 27, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1459). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616092/fulltext

B. "Controlling extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis," by Travis C. Porco and Wayne M. Getz (Comment, Vol. 370, No. 9597, Oct. 27, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1464-1465). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616146/fulltext

C. "Global health governance and the World Bank," by Jennifer Prah Ruger (Special Report, Vol. 370, No. 9597, Oct. 27, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1471-1474). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616195/fulltext

D. "An ivory tower analysis of real world poverty," a review of The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, by Paul Collier, reviewed by William Easterly (Perspectives, Book Review, Vol. 370, No. 9597, Oct. 27, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1475-1476). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616201/fulltext

E. "Prevention of nosocomial transmission of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in rural South African district hospitals: an epidemiological modelling study," by Sanjay Basu, Jason R. Andrews, Eric M. Poolman, Neel R. Gandhi, N. Sarita Shah, Anthony Moll, Prashini Moodley, Alison P. Galvani, and Gerald H. Friedland (article, Vol. 370, No. 9597, Oct. 27, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1500-1507). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616365/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. 41, Oct. 29, 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. "Sex Differences in Obesity Rates in Poor Countries: Evidence from South Africa," by Anne Case and Alicia Menendez (w13541, October 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Globally, men and women face markedly different risks of obesity. In all but of handful of (primarily Western European) countries, obesity is more prevalent among women than men. In this paper, we examine several potential explanations for this phenomenon. We analyze differences between men and women in reports and effects of the proximate causes of obesity -- physical exertion and food intake -- and the underlying causes of obesity -- childhood and adult poverty, depression, and attitudes about obesity. We evaluate the evidence for each explanation using data collected in an African township outside of Cape Town. Three factors explain the greater obesity rates we find among women. Women who were nutritionally deprived as children are significantly more likely to be obese as adults, while men who were deprived as children face no greater risk. In addition, women of higher adult socioeconomic status are significantly more likely to be obese, which is not true for men. These two factors can fully explain the difference in obesity rates we find in our sample. Finally (and more speculatively), women's perceptions of an 'ideal' female body are larger than men's perceptions of the 'ideal' male body, and individuals with larger 'ideal' body images are significantly more likely to be obese.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13541

B. "Employer Health Insurance Mandates and the Risk of Unemployment," by Katherine Baicker and Helen Levy (w13528, October 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Employer health insurance mandates form the basis of many health care reform proposals. Proponents make the case that they will increase insurance, while opponents raise the concern that low-wage workers will see offsetting reductions in their wages and that in the presence of minimum wage laws some of the lowest wage workers will become unemployed. We construct an estimate of the number of workers whose wages are so close to the minimum wage that they cannot be lowered to absorb the cost of health insurance, using detailed data on wages, health insurance, and demographics from the Current Population Survey. We find that 33 percent of uninsured workers earn within $3 of the minimum wage, putting them at risk of unemployment if their employers were required to offer insurance. Assuming an elasticity of employment with respect to minimum wage increase of -0.10, we estimate that 0.2 percent of all full-time workers and 1.4 percent of uninsured full-time workers would lose their jobs because of a health insurance mandate. Workers who would lose their jobs are disproportionately likely to be high school dropouts, minority, and female. This risk of unemployment should be a crucial component in the evaluation of both the effectiveness and distributional implications of these policies relative to alternatives such as tax credits, Medicaid expansions, and individual mandates, and their broader effects on the well-being of low-wage workers.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13528

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "Mosquitoes: The Long-term Effects of Malaria Eradication in India," by David Cutler, Winnie Fung, Michael Kremer and Monica Singhal (RWP07-051, October 2007, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP07-051

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

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 17, November 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200711120-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 166, No. 10, Nov. 15, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol166/issue10/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 11, November 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Elite Database. Check your library for availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol97/issue11/?etoc

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 115, No. 10, October 2007), Note: Full text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Health Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-10/toc.html

Public Health Nursing (Vol. 24, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/phn/24/6

Reproductive Health Matters (Vol. 15, No. 30, September 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09688080

Social Medicine (Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007).

http://journals.sfu.ca/socialmedicine/index.php/socialmedicine/issue/current

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "ELSI Small Research Grant Program (R03) (PA-08-013, reissue of PA-04-051, Oct. 22, 2007, National Institute of Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-013.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Oct. 23 - Oct. 30, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA Jobweb has been updated with opportunities from Oct. 23 - Oct. 30, 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor, Workforce Protections Subcommittee Hearing Testimony: ""H.R. 3582, the Fair Home Health Care Act," a hearing held October 25, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/wp102507.shtml

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DATA:

Carolina Population Center China Health and Nutrition Survey: CHNS has released data from 2006.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china/upcoming.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released has released several new datasets in the last week, 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

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

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

Click on "all studies updated or added within the last 90 days". Most recent new studies are listed first.

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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 5724 -Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2003: Hospital of Birth: Special Licence Access

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5724

SN 5733 -National Health Service National Staff Survey, 2003

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5733

SN 5734 -National Health Service National Staff Survey, 2004

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5734

SN 5735 -National Health Service National Staff Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5735

SN 5736 -National Health Service National Staff Survey, 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5736

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org updates: Statehealthfacts.org has recently updated its site with information added on Oct. 22, 2007).

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

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