Current Social Science Research Report--Health #48, January 29, 2008.

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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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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Health Characteristics of the Asian Adult Population: United States, 2004-2006," by Patricia M. Barnes, Patricia F. Adams, and Eve Powell-Griner (Advance Data From Vital and Health Statistics No. 394, January 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad394.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary: "Global Youth Tobacco Surveillance, 2000--2007," by Charles W. Warren, Nathan R. Jones, Armando Peruga, James Chauvin, Jean-Pierre Baptiste, Vera Costa de Silva, Fatimah el Awa, Agis Tsouros, Khalil Rahman, Burke Fishburn, Douglas W. Bettcher, and Samira Asma (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. SS01, January 25, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-21).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5701a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5701.pdf

3. Centers for Disease Control Periodical, Fact Sheet Update:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 14, No. 2, February 2008, 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. "TB and HIV/AIDS" (January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/hivtb.htm

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/index.htm

4. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Thin Bones Seen In Boys with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jan. 29, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2008/nichd-29.htm

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report:

A. "Geographic Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Methamphetamine / Amphetamine and Marijuana: 2005," (January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/stateMethamphetamineTX/methamphetamines.cfm

B. "Nicotine Dependence: 2006," (January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/nicotine/nicotine.cfm

6. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting," by Stephanie S. Teleki, Melony E.S. Sorbero, Lee Hilborne, Susan Lovejoy, Lily Bradley, Ateev Mehrotra, and Cheryl l. Damberg (December 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 135p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/08/outpatient/index.htm

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US States:

Alaska:

Department of Health and Social Services Vital Statistics Update: "Death and Birth Data" has been updated through 2006.

http://health.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/data/default.htm

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Social Services Report: "Childhood Blood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report 2001-2005" (January 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/puh/enh/LeadPaint/Childhood-Blood-Lead-Poisoning-2001-05.pdf

North Dakota:

State Data Center Report: "Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Study: 2007 Survey Results" (December 2007, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/research.htm#CATCHStudy

Washington:

State Department of Health Report: "Washington State Healthy Youth Survey" (August 2007, interactive data retrieval system, with reports in .pdf format).

http://www3.doh.wa.gov/hys/

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Children's Fund Compendium: The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child Survival (January 2008, .pdf format, 154p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format.

http://www.unicef.org/childsurvival/index_42503.html

Link to full text is at the bottom right side of the page ("Full Report").

2. World Health Organization Chronology: "WHO in 60 years: a chronology of public health milestones" (January 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.who.int/features/history/WHO_60th_anniversary_chronology.pdf

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "Population health and waste management: scientific data and policy options (Report of a WHO workshop Rome, Italy, 29-30 March 2007, 2007, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/document/E91021.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2008, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/82-003-XIE2008001.htm

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Reports:

A. "Demographic and Health Survey 2006/07: Matara District Bulletin (Provisional Data), January 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/DHS/DHS-Matara.pdf

B. "Demographic and Health Survey 2006/07: Galle District Bulletin (Provisional Data), January 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/DHS/DHS-Galle.pdf

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UK:

National Statistics Office News Releases, Snapshot:

A. "Alcohol-related death rates continue to rise" (Jan. 25, 2008, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/aldeaths0108.pdf

B. "Men drink twice as much alcohol as women" (Jan. 22, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/ghs0108.pdf

C. "Suicides: Rate in UK men steadies" (January 2008).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=1092

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheets:

A. "Women's Health Insurance Coverage Fact Sheet" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/6000.cfm

B. "Health Insurance Coverage of Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 2005-2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/1613.cfm

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Population Reference Bureau Articles:

A. "Driving Up Demand for Health Services in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfers Offer the Poor an Incentive to Attend School and Use Healthcare Facilities," by Jay Gribble (January 2008).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2008/healthservices.aspx

B. "Shaping Education on Global Health," by Sandra Yin (January 2008).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2008/globalhealtheducation.aspx

C. "PopWire: U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to New Low" (January 2008).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2008/popwirejan2008.aspx

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Rand Corporation Report: "The provision of neonatal services: Data for international comparisons," by Michael Hallsworth, Alice Farrands, Wija J. Oortwijn, and Evi Hatziandreu (2008, .pdf format, 157p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR515/

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Princeton University Research Program in Development Studies/Center for Health and Wellbeing Report: "Height, health, and inequality: the distribution of adult heights in India," by Angus Deaton (January 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.princeton.edu/~rpds/downloads/deaton_height_health_inequality_revised_ack_jan08.pdf

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American Diabetes Association Report: "Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007," (January 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy-and-legalresources/cost-of-diabetes.jsp

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Knowing What Works in Health Care: A Roadmap for the Nation , edited by Jill Eden, Ben Wheatley, Barbara McNeil, and Harold Sox (National Academies Press, January 2008, OpenBook format, 198p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12038

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International Development Research Centre Monograph: Safeguarding the Health System in Times of Macroeconomic Instability: Policy Lessons for Low- and Middle-Income Countries, edited by Slim Haddad, Enis Baris, and Delampady Narayana (Africa World Press/IRDC, 2007, 352p. ISBN 1-59221-597-1). Ordering information for a print copy, as well as full text (HTML) are available at the site.

http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-114337-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

More information about IRDC:

http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-8513-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "Assessing Quality of Care," by Eric S. Holmboe, Rebecca Lipner, and Ann Greiner (Vol. 299, No. 3, Jan. 23, 2008, p. 338-340).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/299/3/338

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New England Journal of Medicine Various:

A. "The Amazing Noncollapsing U.S. Health Care System--Is Reform Finally at Hand?" by Lawrence D. Brown (Perspective, Vol. 358, No. 4, Jan. 24, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 325-327). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/4/325

B. "Golden Gate to Health Care for All? San Francisco's New Universal-Access Program," by Mitchell H. Katz (Perspective, Vol. 358, No. 4, Jan. 24, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 327-329). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/4/327

C. "Physicians and Execution" (Editorial, Vol. 358, No. 4, Jan. 24, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 403-404). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/4/403

D. "Cost Sharing for Health Care--Whose Skin? Which Game?" (Editorial Extract, Vol. 358, No. 4, Jan. 24, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 411-413).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/358/4/411

E. "Health Care in the 2008 Presidential Primaries," by Robert J. Blendon, Drew E. Altman, Claudia Deane, John M. Benson, and Mollyann Brodie (Special Report, Vol. 358, No. 4, Jan. 24, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 414-422). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/4/414

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British Medical Journal Various:

A. "The economics of tackling climate change: Don’t leave health benefits out of the equation (Editorial extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 165-166).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/165

B. "Costs of treating malaria according to test results" (Editorial extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 168-169).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/168

C. "Cutting child mortality by half by 2015 is "still possible," says Unicef," by John Zarocostas (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 175).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/175

D. "US Congress and European Research Council insist on open access to research results," by Jeanne Lenzer (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 176-177).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/176

E. "Drinking declines and smoking reaches all time low in Great Britain," by Henry Creagh (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 178).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/178-a

F. "Are condoms the answer to rising rates of non-HIV sexually transmitted infections? Yes," by Markus J, Steiner and Willard Cates (Head to Head, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 184). Note: this article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/336/7637/184

G. "Are condoms the answer to rising rates of non-HIV sexually transmitted infection? No," by Stephen J. Genuis (Head to Head, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 185). Note: this article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/336/7637/185

H. "Global environmental change and health: impacts, inequalities, and the health sector," by A.J. McMichael, S. Friel, A. Nyong, and C. Corvalan (Analysis extract, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, p. 191-194).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7637/191

I. "The impact of response to the results of diagnostic tests for malaria: cost-benefit analysis," by Yoel Lubell, Hugh Reyburn, Hilda Mbakilwa, Rose Mwangi, Semkini Chonya, Christopher J M Whitty, Anne Mills (Research article, Vol. 336, No. 7637, Jan. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 202-205). Note: this article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/336/7637/202

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

A. "Effect of parental formal education on risk of child stunting in Indonesia and Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study," by Richard D. Semba, Saskia de Pee, Kai Sun, Mayang Sari, Nasima Akhter, and Martin W. Bloem (Article, Vol. 371, No. 9609, HTML and .pdf format, p. 322-328). Note: this article is available free of charge. The article also links to Lancet Comment: "Mechanisms linking parental education and stunting," by Theodore D. Wachs (HTML and .pdf format, p. 280-281), which is also available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608601695/fulltext

Click on "Comment" for link to Comment.

B. "China's health reforms tilt away from the market," by Jonathan Watts (World Report, Vol. 371, No. 9609, HTML and .pdf format, p. 292). Note: this article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608601518/fulltext

C. "Maternal and child undernutrition: consequences for adult health and human capital," by Cesar G. Victora, Linda Adair, Caroline Fall, Pedro C. Hallal, Reynaldo Martorell, Linda Richter, and Harshpal Singh Sachdev (Series, Vol. 371, No. 9609, HTML and .pdf format, p. 340-357). Note: this article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607616924/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. 8, No. 4, Jan 28, 2008). "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 Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology: "Early Life Exposure and its Effects on Health in the Puerto Rican Elderly Population," by Mary McEniry, Alberto Palloni, Ana Luisa Dávila, and Alberto García Gurucharri (CDE Working Paper No. 2008-01, 2008, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

Season of birth may help disentangle the effects on health of early life exposure to poor nutrition and infectious diseases from effects associated with other childhood conditions. Using data from 60 to 74 year old Puerto Ricans who lived in rural areas during childhood (n=1459), we estimated effects of exposure to poor nutrition and infectious diseases during late gestation on the probability of (a) chronic conditions (diabetes, heart disease, obesity), (b) decreased functionality (limitation in at least one ADL and IADL), and (c) poor self-reported health controlling for childhood health and SES and knee height. Findings: (1) strong associations between exposure and heart disease; (2) virtually no attenuation of effects of self-reported childhood health with controls for exposure; (3) no association between exposure and diabetes, obesity, functionality, poor health. Conclusions: timing of birth may reveal conditions experienced perinatally which affect adult heart disease, but there is little evidence of similar effects on adult diabetes and obesity.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2008-01.pdf

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:

A. "Synthesis of "Statistical Innovations for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis"," by Milford J. Henderson (Working Paper 8002, January 2008, .pdf format, 47p.). 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=847

B. "Estimating the Cost of Illness: The Case of Diabetes," by Gary Olin, Steven R. Machlin and Jeffrey Rhoades (Working Paper 8001, January 2008, .pdf format, 25p.). 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=846

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Center for Health and Well-Being [Princeton University]: "Height, health, and inequality: the distribution of adult heights in India," by Angus Deaton (January 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.princeton.edu/~rpds/downloads/deaton_height_health_inequality_revised_ack_jan08.pdf

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

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 2, February 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database and the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue2/?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 46, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2008).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/cid

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

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

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 65, No. 2, February 2008).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol65/issue2/

Public Health (Vol. 122, No. 2, February 2008).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

A. US National Institutes of Health:

A. "PHS 2008-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-08-050, Jan. 25, 2008, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-050.html

B. "PHS 2008-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])" PA-08-051, Jan. 25, 2008, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-051.html

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KaiserEDU.org: "Student Essay Contest," (entries are due March 17, 2008). For more information on the topic of the contest (memorandum on a heath care issue for the next President) go to:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/essay/essaycontest2008.asp

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CONFERENCES:

University of Padova [Italy]: "Investment for Health: Integrating Health in All Policies," a training course to be held Mar. 9-14, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.sabiwork.it/show_details.php?id=40

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academy Health: Academy Health's employment page has been updated with opportunities from Jan. 13-28, 2008).

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA Jobweb has been updated with opportunities from Jan. 22-29, 2008).

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

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Medical Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker" has been updated with 2008 data. "To help monitor changes in private plans in Medicare, Kaiser updated the interactive online Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker with 2008 Medicare Advantage and stand-alone drug plans data. The tracker provides local, regional and national information about Medicare Advantage plans, including the types of plans available and premium levels, and data can be mapped for all 50 states or plotted over time."

http://www.kff.org/medicare/healthplantracker/

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