Current Social Science Research Report--Health #42, December 4, 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

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Compendium, Data Brief:

A. Health, United States, 2007 (2007, .pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format, 501p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm

B. "Obesity Among Adults in the United States - No Change Since 2003-2004," by Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll, Margaret A. McDowell, and Katherine M. Flegal (NCHS Data Brief No. 1, November 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db01.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports Articles: (all HTML and .pdf format,

A. "Rapid HIV Testing in Outreach and Other Community Settings --- United States, 2004--2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 47, Nov. 30, 2007 p. 1233-1237).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5647a2.htm

B. "Progress in Global Measles Control and Mortality Reduction, 2000--2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 47, Nov. 30, 2007 p. 1237-1241).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5647a3.htm

C. "QuickStats: Percentage of Infant Deaths from Preterm-Related Causes, by Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 2000 and 2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 47, Nov. 30, 2007 p. 1242).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5647a6.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5647.pdf

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "The Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2004-2005," by Steven B. Cohen and William Yu (Statistical Brief No. 191, November 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=839

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "HIV Hospitalizations in 1998 and 2005," by Yafu Zhao, William Encinosa, and Fred Hellinger (Statistical Brief No. 41, November 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 11p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb41.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb41.pdf

5. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services News Release: "CMS Announces Approval of Key Changes to Wisconsin's Badgercare Program" (Nov. 27, 2007).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=2665&intNumPerPage=10&checkDate=&checkKey=&srchType=1&numDays=3500&srchOpt=0&srchData=&srchOpt=0&srchData=&keywordType=All&chkNewsType=1%2C+2%2C+3%2C+4%2C+5&intPage=&showAll=&pYear=&year=&desc=&cboOrder=date

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US States:

Michigan:

Department of Community Health Compendium: Michigan Health Statistics Annual 2006 (2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/index.asp?id=28

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Pan American Health Organization Reports:

A. "Public Health Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean: Assessment and Strengthening" (August 2007, .pdf format, 79p.).

http://www.lachealthsys.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=372

B. "Social protection in health schemes for mother, newborn and child population: lessons learned from the Latin American Region" (September 2007, .pdf format, 160p.).

http://www.lachealthsys.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=386

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "HIV/AIDS country profiles for the WHO European Region" (December 2007).

http://www.euro.who.int/aids/surveillance/20051114_1

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Canada:

1. Canadian Center for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'information sur la sante Reports:

A. "HSMR: A New Approach for Measuring Hospital Mortality Trends in Canada," (November 2007, .pdf format, 100p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=AR_1789_E&cw_topic=1789

B. "Workforce Trends of Pharmacists for Selected Provinces and Territories in Canada, 2006," (November 2007, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/en/downloads/2006WorkforceTrendsofPharmacists_e.pdf

2. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Participation and Activity Limitation Survey 2006: Analytical report," (November 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/89-628-XIE/89-628-XIE2007002.pdf

Related tables can be found at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/89-628-XIE/89-628-XIE2007003.htm

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: Population and societies (No. 439, November 2007, .pdf format, 8p.). The feature article of this issue is: "Four decades of legalized contraception in France: an unfinished revolution?" by Arnaud Régnier-Loilier, Henri Leridon, and Fabrice Cahen.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1336/

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Induced abortions: 1995-2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 98p.). Selected tables are in English and Hungarian.

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/pdf/terhesmegsz06.pdf

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Malta:

Ministry of Health Report: "The Cancer Burden of the residents of the Maltese Islands" (November 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.sahha.gov.mt/showdoc.aspx?id=44&filesource=4&file=canc_burd_maltese.pdf

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Singapore:

Ministry of Health News Release: "HIV Cases on the Rise in 2007: MOH urges at-risk groups to go for voluntary testing" (Nov. 30, 2007).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/mohcorp/pressreleases.aspx?id=17838

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office Data Update: "Data on marriages and divorces, detailed data, Slovenia, 2006" (November 2007).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1279

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Policy Briefs: PRB has recently released the following Population briefs, all linked to from the page listed below:

A. "Integrating Population, Health, and Environment in Ethiopia" is based on the Ethiopia PHE assessment written by Dessalegn Rahmato, Yeraswork Admassie, and Yared Mekonnen (2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

B. "Integrating Population, Health, and Environment in Kenya" is based on the Kenya PHE assessment coordinated by the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD) and conducted by the University of Nairobi and the Kenya PHE task force between October 2006 and April 2007 (2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

C. "Integrating Population, Health, and Environment in Tanzania" is based on the Tanzania PHE assessment written in 2007 by the late Dr. N.F. Madulu, formerly of the Institute of Resource Assessment/University of Dar es Salaam, and the members of the Tanzania PHE assessment team: Dr. Hussein Sosovele, IRA and World Wide Fund for Nature; Grace Lusiola, EngenderHealth; Joseph Kihaule, Vice President's Office (VPO-Environment); Arnold Mapinduzi, VPO-National Environmental Management Council; and Jamal Baruti, Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

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

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National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Monograph: Challenges in Adolescent Heath Care: Workshop Report (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 90p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf version. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12031

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American Enterprise Institute Monograph: Europe's Coming Demographic Challenge: Unlocking the Value of Health, by Nicholas Eberstadt and Hans Groth (November 2007, ISBN: 978-0-8447-7200-4, 70p.). For more information see:

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

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Economist Article: "AIDS: WHO's counting?" (Nov. 22, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10180884

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Public Library of Science, Various:

A. "Elevated Risk for HIV Infection among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 2000-2006: A Systematic Review," by Stefan Baral, Frangiscos Sifakis, Farley Cleghorn, and Chris Beyrer (Vol. 4, No. 12, December 2007, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040339

B. "Sharing H5N1 Viruses to Stop a Global Influenza Pandemic," by Laurie Garrett and David P. Fidler (Essay, Vol. 4, No. 11, November 2007, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 1712-1714).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040330&ct=1

C. "Who Needs Cause-of-Death Data," by Peter Byass (Perspectives, Vol. 4, No. 11, November 2007, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 1715-1716).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040333

D. "Estimating Population Cause-Specific Mortality Fractions from in-Hospital Mortality: Validation of a New Method," by Christopher J. L. Murray, Alan D. Lopez, Jeremy T. Barofsky, Chloe Bryson-Cahn, and Rafael Lozano (Article, Vol. 4, No. 11, November 2007, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 1754-1765).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040326

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "The Reemerging HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Men Who Have Sex With Men," by Harold W. Jaffe, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Kevin M. De Cock (Vol. 298, No. 20, Nov. 28, 2007, p. 2412-2414).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/298/20/2412

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective: "Dengue and Yellow Fever--Challenges for the Development and Use ofVaccines," by Thomas P. Monath (Vol. 357, No. 22, Nov. 29, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2222-2225).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/357/22/2222

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British Medical Journal Research Article Abstract: "Cancer incidence and mortality in relation to body mass index in the Million Women Study: cohort study," by Gillian K. Reeves, Kirstin Pirie, Valerie Beral, Jane Green, Elizabeth Spencer, and Diana Bull, Million Women Study Collaboration (Vol. 335, No. 7630, December 1, 2007, p. 1134-1138).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/335/7630/1134

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

A. "Global HIV/AIDS estimates--looking beyond the numbers" (Editorial, Vol. 370, No. 9620, December 1, 2007, .pdf format, p. 1802). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607617498/fulltext

B. "Ten myths and one truth about generalised HIV epidemics," by James D. Shelton (Comment, Vol. 370, No. 9620, December 1, 2007, .pdf format, p. 1809-1811). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607617553/fulltext

C. "Drop of HIV estimate for India to less than half," by Lalit Dandona and Rakhi Dandona (Comment, Vol. 370, No. 9620, December 1, 2007, .pdf format, p. 1811-1813). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607617565/fulltext

D."Blood cholesterol and vascular mortality by age, sex, and blood pressure: a meta-analysis of individual data from 61 prospective studies with 55,000 vascular deaths," by Prospective Studies Collaboration (Article abstract, Vol. 370, No. 9620, December 1, 2007, p. 1829-1839).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607617784/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. 46 , Dec. 3, 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:

Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Medicaid Under-reporting in the Current Population Survey and One Approach for a Partial Correction," by Michael Davern, Jacob Alex Klerman, Jeanette Ziegenfussi (WR-532, October 2007, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR532/

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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts): "Social Networks and Vaccination Decisions," by Neel Rao, Markus M. Möbius, and Tanya Rosenblat (Working Paper 07-12, November 2007, .pdf format, 50p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/wp2007/wp0712.htm

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World Bank Development Programme:

A. "The determinants of HIV infection and related sexual behaviors : evidence from Lesotho," by Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque (WPS 4421, December 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 44p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20071203120229

B. "Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh," by Susmita Dasgupta and Mainul Huq (WPS 4422, December 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 18p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20071203145318

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development--Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-economic Sciences (CEPS/INSTEAD--IRISS): "Self-Assessed Health Status and Satisfaction with Health Care Services in the Context of the Enlarged European Union," by Livia Popescu, Cristina Rat, and Adina Rebeleanu-Bereczki (IRISS Working Paper No. 2007-14, November 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

The paper aims at analysing the relationship between self-rated health-status, satisfaction with health care services and socio-economic factors, in the context of different national health care systems in the enlarged European Union.

The effects of socio-economic deprivation and the functioning of national health care systems on self-rated health status and satisfaction with health care services are investigated using the European Social Survey 2006 dataset (ESS3), and macro data provided by Eurostat (2007) and the World Health Organization (2007). Socio-economic deprivation is measured both at the micro-level (using indicators of economic strain, household income, education, employment status and belonging to discriminated groups), and the macrolevel (national poverty rates, the values of poverty thresholds, quintile ratios and GDP per capita). The performance of national health care systems is quantified with the help of two indexes, designed for the purpose of the present study: an index of total health care provisions and an index of governmental commitment to health care. The following countries are included in the analysis: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/11/art1295.pdf

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

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 115, No. 12, December 2007).

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-12/toc.html

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 70, No. 5, December 2007) (.pdf format, 1p.), Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Academic Host Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH12.07_TOC.pdf

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 101, No. 1, January 2008).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol101/issue1/index.dtl

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 2007).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA Jobweb has been updated with opportunities from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Homeland Security Committee Hearing Publication: "Protecting the Homeland: Fighting Pandemic Flu from the Front Lines," a joint hearing held Feb. 8, 2006 (House Serial Publication 109-61, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS87099

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DATA:

Medical Expenditure Panel Study: US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's MEPS has released the following datasets (November 2007, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII or SAS transport format, documentation in HTML and .pdf format, with SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format)

MEPS HC-096: 2005 Medical Conditions File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-096

MEPS HC-097: 2005 Full Year Consolidated Data File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-097

MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2005 Pooled Estimation Linkage File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-036

MEPS HC-094I: Appendix to MEPS 2005 Event Files

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-094I

MEPS HC-036BRR: MEPS 1996-2005 Replicates for Calculating Variances File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-036BRR

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Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org updates: Statehealthfacts.org has recently updated its site with information added through Dec. 3, 2007).

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

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe "European health for all database (HFA-DB)" Update. "HFA-DB is a central database of independent, comparable and up-to-date basic health statistics. It has been a key source of information on health in the European Region since WHO/Europe launched it in the mid-1980s. It contains time series from 1970. HFA-DB is updated biannually and contains about 600 indicators for the 53 European WHO Member States. The indicators cover: basic demographics, health status (mortality, morbidity, maternal health and child health), health determinants (such as lifestyle and environment), and health care (resources and utilization).HFA-DB allows country and intercountry analyses to be displayed as charts, curves or maps, which can be exported free of charge to other software programs." The latest update for the database is for November 2007.

http://www.euro.who.int/hfadb

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