Current Social Science Research Report--Health #4, February 27, 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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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Fetal and Perinatal Mortality, United States, 2003," by Marian F. MacDorman, Donna L. Hoyert, Joyce A. Martin, Martha L. Munson, and Brady E. Hamilton (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 55, No. 6, February 2007, .pdf format, 20p.). The report is linked to from a NCHS news release: "New Report Shows Decline in Stillbirths" (Feb. 21, 2007).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/07newsreleases/stillbirths.htm

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodicals:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm?s_cid=eidindex_e

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. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary (Vol. 56, No. SS-2, Feb. 23, 2007, HTML and .pdf format). The topic of this summary is: "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance --- Selected Steps Communities, 2005."

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5602a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5602.pdf

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report: "The Commissioned Corps Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita" (OEI-09-06-00030, February 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-06-00030.pdf

OIG Related News Release (Feb 20, 2007, .pdf format, 2p.):

http://oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/press/2007/commcorps.pdf

4. National Institutes of Health News Release: "2,000 Influenza Virus Genomes Now Completed and Publicly Accessible" (Feb. 21, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2007/niaid-21.htm

5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) Highlights - 2005" (February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 31p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/teds2k5/tedshi2k5toc.htm

B. "Health Insurance and Substance Use Treatment Need" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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

6. Congressional Research Service Report: "Obesity Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act," by Jennifer Staman (RS22609, February 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RS22609

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report, Monograph:

A. "Armenia: Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profile: 2006 (February 2007, .pdf format, 177p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/observatory/CtryInfo/CtryInfoRes?COUNTRY=ARM&CtryInputSubmit=

B. The challenge of obesity in the WHO European Region and the strategies for response. Summary,," edited by Francesco Branca, Haik Nikogosian and Tim Lobstein (2006, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20070220_1

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Australia:

1. Institute of Health and Welfare Report; "Australian Diet Quality Index Project" (February 2007, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10369

2. Department for Health and Ageing News Release: "Private health insurance premiums" (ABB015/07, Feb. 23, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr07-ta-abb015.htm

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Canada:

1. Statistics Canada Article: "Going to the doctor," by Alice Nabalamba and Wayne J. Millar (Health Reports Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 23-35).

HTML:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/2006002/articles/doctors.htm

.pdf:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/82-003-XIE2006003.pdf

2. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Analysis in Brief: "Wait Times Tables--A Comparison by Province, 2007" (February 2007, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=reports_wait_times_provincial_e

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot of the Press": "Alcohol and Tobacco Available for Consumption - Year ended December 2006" (February 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/alcohol-and-tobacco/alcohol-tobacco-available-consumption-yedec06-revised-hotp.htm

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Road traffic led to increased greenhouse gas emissions" (Feb. 19, 2007). The news release links to one topical table.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/04/10/klimagassr_en/

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UK:

1. Department of Health Report: "Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England - September 2006" (February 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/PublicationsStatisticsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4143191&chk=kvjMCH

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

2. National Statistics Office Periodical: "Health Statistics Quarterly (Vol. 33, Spring 2007, February 2007, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=6725

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Inconsistencies in age profiles of HIV prevalence: A dynamic model applied to Zambia," by Pauline M. Leclerc and Michel Garenne (Vol. 16, Article 5, February 2007, .pdf format, p. 121-140) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/5/default.htm

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Allen Guttmacher Institute Periodical, In Brief: International Family Planning Perspectives (Vol. 32, No. 4, December 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/ifpp3204toc.html

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Brookings Institution Report: "Plain Talk About Health Care" by Frederick W. Gluck (February 2007,.pdf format, 18p.). Links to a summary and full text are available at:

http://www.brookings.edu/views/papers/200702_gluck.htm

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet: "Health Coverage for Low-Income Parents" (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, February 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7616.cfm

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility: Workshop Summary, edited by Myron Harrison and Christine Coussens (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 110p. Pricing information for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before providing a free .pdf copy of this monograph.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11833.html

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Population Reference Bureau Report, Article:

A. "Time To Intervene: Preventing The Spread Of Hiv/Aids In The Middle East And North Africa," by Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi (February 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf07/HIVAIDSinMENA.pdf

B. "Community Action Addresses Population Impacts on the Environment," by John S. Williams and Roger-Mark De Souza (February 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/CommunityActionAddressesPopulationImpactsEnvironment.aspx

C. "Babies Conceived in Spring Face Highest Risk of Preterm Birth," by Sandra Yin (Take a Number, Population, Health, and Environment News You Might Have Missed, February 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Journalists/TakeANumber.aspx

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Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet required free registration before providing articles.

A. "Male circumcision to cut HIV risk in the general population," by Marie-Louise Newell and Till Barnighausen (Comment, Vol. 369, No. 9562, Feb. 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 617-619). This article is available free of charge. This article links to five other articles on the topic, all of which are available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607602888/fulltext

B. "HIV/AIDS in China: the numbers problem," by Therese Hesketh (Comment, Vol. 369, No. 9562, Feb. 24, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 621-623). This article is available free of charge. This article links to three other articles on the topic, all of which are available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607602906/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. 6, Feb. 26, 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:

University of Michigan Population Studies Center: "The Spread of Health Services and Fertility Transition," by Sarah Brauner, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire (PSC Research Report No. 07-619, February 2007, .pdf format, 39p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=4368

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Youth Infonet: "Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Services for Youth and Linkages with Other Reproductive Health Services in Tanzania" (2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

This report describes the health needs of youth seeking VCT services, including contraceptive services. It also reports on the quality of care offered to youth at these clinics and the relationship between youth's intended and actual risk behaviors following VCT. The 40-page report includes 14 tables and five figures.

http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/ev3mffxca2egm3xiq3ur5xdshtnderjerioyegauavx6frpl4ii7bafd54c6ota7zenrznkbqiimom/TanzaniaVCTworkingpaper6.pdf

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Extending health insurance to the rural population: an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme," by Adam Wagstaff, Magnus Lindelow, Gao Jun, Xu Ling, and Quian Jucheng (WPS 4150, March 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 40p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20070222160135

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Hypertension and Happiness across Nations," by David G. Blanchflower, Andrew J. Oswald (Discussion Paper 2633, February 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

A modern statistical literature argues that countries such as Denmark are particularly happy while nations like East Germany are not. Are such claims credible? The paper explores this by building on two ideas. The first is that psychological well-being and high blood-pressure are thought by clinicians to be inversely correlated. The second is that blood-pressure problems can be reported more objectively than mental well-being. Using data on 16 countries, the paper finds that happier nations report lower levels of hypertension. The paperís results are consistent with, and seem to offer a step towards the validation of, cross-national estimates of well-being.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2633.pdf

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

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 5, Mar. 12, 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200703120-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 6, Mar. 15, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue6/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 97, No. 3, March 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and EBSCO Host Academic Elite database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol97/issue3/?etoc

Public Health (Vol. 121, No. 3, 2007).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Multidisciplinary Translational Research in Critical Care (R01)" (PA-07-233, Feb. 23, 2007, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Feb. 23, 2007). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-233.html

B. "Developmental Psychopharmacology (R21)," (PA-07-222, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, February 21, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-222.html

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US Department of Health and Human Services: "Take Action: Healthy People, Places, and Practices in Communities Project" (Deadline Mar. 30, 2007). "The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Regional Health Administrators are requesting proposals from small, community-based groups to evaluate a unique set of healthy lifestyles activities conducted in local settings in support of the President's HealthierUS initiative." (Proposal instructions in HTML and Microsoft Word format). For more information see:

http://www.osophs.dhhs.gov/ophs/HealthyPeople/

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CONFERENCES:

US National Institutes of Health: "NCHS is holding a one-day conference on June 25, 2007 at its home site in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jun. 25, 2007. All past and present users of the NHIS are invited to enter a poster competition. The winners will each receive up to 1,500 dollars to cover travel expenses to attend the anniversary celebration. To enter the competition, send a description of how you have used NHIS data or analyses successfully to solve a research problem, to evaluate a policy, to teach a class, to write a report, etc. We want to hear how the NHIS has been used, directly or indirectly, to improve public health. We want to hear about projects involving NHIS data or analyses that you have already completed, not projects that you are planning. Any productive use of the NHIS over its 50-year lifespan is appropriate." For more information see:

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

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Public Health Journal Conference: "Social, Cultural and Economic Determinants of Health: International Perspectives for Global Action," a conference to be held May 9-11, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal. For more information see:

http://www.publichealth.elsevier.com/index.htm

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Feb. 23, 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

Scroll to "New Data Releases on February 23, 2007."

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 5597 -Acute Trusts: Adult Inpatients Survey, 2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5597

SN 5598 -Mental Health Trusts: Community Mental Health Service User Survey, 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5598

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Haas, Steven A. Health Selection and the Process of Social Stratification: The Effect of Childhood Health on Socioeconomic Attainment. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2006; 47(4):339-354.

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