Current Social Science Research Report--Health #52, February 26, 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:

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Health E-Stats: "Increases in Poisoning and Methadone-Related Deaths: United States, 1999-2005," by Lois A. Fingerhut (February 2008, HTML format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/poisoning/poisoning.htm

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Disparities in Adult Awareness of Heart Attack Warning Signs and Symptoms --- 14 States, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, (Vol. 57, No. 7, Feb. 22, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 175-179).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5707a3.htm

B. "Update: Influenza Activity --- United States, September 30, 2007--February 9, 2008" (Vol. 57, No. 7, Feb. 22, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 175-179).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5707a4.htm

.pdf for both:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5707.pdf

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports:

A. "Public Health Preparedness: Mobilizing State by State." (February 2008,.pdf format, 163p.) Links to full report, key findings and Snapshots of States are available at:

http://emergency.cdc.gov/publications/feb08phprep/

B. "The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health across the Lifespan," by Jennifer S. Middlebrooks and Natalie C. Audage (2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/pdf/Childhood_Stress.pdf

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief, Report:

A. "Comparing Population Characteristics of Persons Purchasing Prescribed Drugs from Mail Order Pharmacies with Persons Purchasing Prescribed Drugs from Other Outlets, 2005," by Maria Stagnitti (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 200, February 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=850

B. "Demographics and Health Care Access and Utilization of Limited-English-Proficient and English-Proficient Hispanics," by Cindy Brach and Frances M. Chevarley (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Research Findings No. 28, February 2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Research%20Findings&opt=2&id=851

5. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Brain Stress System Presents Possible Treatment Target for Alcohol Dependence" (Feb. 26, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2008/niaaa-26.htm

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US States:

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Surveillance Updates:

A. "Infant Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: 2005 N.C. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System" (February 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/prams/pdf/InfantExposure2008.pdf

B. "Maternal Smoking Around the Time of Pregnancy: 2005 N.C. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System" (February 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/prams/pdf/PRAMSsmoking2008.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office For Europe Monograph: Responding to the challenge of cancer in Europe, edited by Michel P Coleman, Delia-Marina Alexe, Tit Albreht and Martin McKee (2008, .pdf format, 327p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E91137.pdf

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European Commission:

Eurostat Health Indicators Update: EC Health Indicators has recently been updated. For more information see:

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_information/dissemination/echi/echi_en.htm

Links to indicators are about half way down the page.

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Malta:

Department of Health Information Report: "National Obstetric Information System (NOIS) Third Quarterly Report: July to September 2007" (February 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.sahha.gov.mt/showdoc.aspx?id=64&filesource=4&file=3rdquart07.pdf

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Mauritius:

Ministry of Health & Quality of Life Compendium: Health Statistics Annual 2006 (January 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/mohsite/menuitem.0965a8488ac79a9e853e00eaa0208a0c/

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Emission to air of greenhouse gases, 1991-2006*. Other gases, 2005. Municipalities: Road traffic behind rising greenhouse gas emissions" (Feb. 19, 2008).

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

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South Africa:

1. Health Systems Trust Compendium: The District Health Barometer - Year 2006/07 (December 2007, .pdf format, 210p.).

http://www.hst.org.za/publications/717

2. Department of Health Periodical: Statistical Notes (January 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.doh.gov.za/facts/diarrhoeal-f.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

American Cancer Society Report: "Cancer Facts and Figures 2008." (February 2008,.pdf format,68p.)

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/content/STT_1x_Cancer_Facts_and_Figures_2008.asp

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Kaiser Family Foundation Snapshot: "Wages and Benefits: A Long-Term View" (Snapshots: Health Care Costs, February 2008).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/snapshot/chcm012808oth.cfm

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "Big Tobacco's Guinea Pigs: How An Unregulated Industry Experiments on America's Kids and Consumers," (February 20, 2008.,pdf format, 47p.)

http://www.rwjf.org/newsroom/newsreleasesdetail.jsp?productid=26511

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Administration’s Medicaid Regulations Will Weaken Coverage, Harm States, And Strain Health Care System," by Allison Orris and Judith Solomon (February 22, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.)

http://www.cbpp.org/2-13-08health.htm

More information about CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/info.html

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 42, January 2008, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/42.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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International Longevity Centre UK Report: "Obesity in the UK: A Review and Comparative Analysis of Policies within the Devolved Regions," by Primrose Musingarimi (February 2008, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=24

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

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Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) Monograph: Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care - Regional Comparisons (2008, .pdf format, 186p.).

http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/NR/rdonlyres/9F559A98-E4F8-432B-85B8-8A3B96908488/9909/20081313.pdf

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Articles:

A. "Quantitative biochemical rationale for differences in transmissibility of 1918 pandemic influenza A viruses," by Aravind Srinivasan, Karthik Viswanathan, Rahul Raman, Aarthi Chandrasekaran, S. Raguram, Terrence M. Tumpey, V. Sasisekharan, and Ram Sasisekharan (Vol. 105, No. 8, Feb. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2800-2805). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/8/2800?etoc

B. "Single gene reassortants identify a critical role for PB1, HA, and NA in the high virulence of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus," by Claudia Pappas, Patricia V. Aguilar, Christopher F. Basler, Alicia Solórzano, Hui Zeng, Lucy A. Perrone, Peter Palese, Adolfo García-Sastre, Jacqueline M. Katz, and Terrence M. Tumpey (Vol. 105, No. 8, Feb. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 3064-3069). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/8/3064?etoc

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Nature Letter Abstract: "Global trends in emerging infectious diseases," by Kate E. Jones, Nikkita G. Patel, Marc A. Levy, Adam Storeygard, Deborah Balk, John L. Gittleman, and Peter Daszak (Vol. 451, No. 7181, Feb. 21, 2008, p. 990-993).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7181/abs/nature06536.html

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Public Library of Science Medicine Articles:

A. "An Autopsy Study of Maternal Mortality in Mozambique: The Contribution of Infectious Diseases," by Clara Menéndez et al. (PLoS Medicine Vol. 5, No. 2, e44 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050044, February 2008, HTML, XML and .pdf format, p. 220-226.)

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050044

B. "The fall and rise of US inequities in premature mortality: 1960-2002," by Nancy Krieger, David H. Rehkopf, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Enrico Marcelli, and Malinda Kennedy (Vol. 5, No. 2, e46 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050046, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 227-241).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050046&ct=1

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "Who Is Accountable for Racial Equity in Health Care?" by Jan Blustein (Vol. 299, No. 7, February 20, 2008, p. 814-816).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/299/7/814

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New England Journal of Medicine Article: "Does Preventive Care Save Money? Health Economics and the Presidential Candidates," by Joshua T. Cohen, Peter J. Neumann, and Milton C. Weinstein (Vol. 358, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 661-663). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/7/661

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British Medical Journal Various:

A. "Abortion becomes hot political issue in run up to Italian election," by Fabio Turone (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7641, Feb. 23, 2008, p. 408-409).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7641/408-b

B. "Bipartisan approach to improve health of Aboriginal people may prove difficult," by Stephen Pincock (News Extract, Vol. 336, No. 7641, Feb. 23, 2008, p. 409).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7641/409

C. "Health situation in Gaza is "grim," UN relief chief says," by John Zarocostas (News Extract, Vol. 336, No. 7641, Feb. 23, 2008, p. 413).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7641/413-a

D. "High cost of abortion is associated with lower pregnancy rate, US study finds," by Roger Dobson (News Extract, Vol. 336, No. 7641, Feb. 23, 2008, p. 413).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7641/413-d

E. "Belgian parents are sentenced to prison for not vaccinating children," by Ned Stafford (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7640, Feb. 16, 2008, p. 348).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7640/348

F. "Doctor-population ratio grows in UK but is still short of that in France and Germany," by Susan Mayo (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7640, Feb. 16, 2008, p. 353).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7640/353-a

G. "Circumcision of men did not cut HIV transmission to their wives," by Bob Roehr (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7639, Feb. 9, 2008, p. 299).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7639/299-d

H. "What’s missing in the US candidates' healthcare proposals," by Douglas Kamerow (Observations extract, Vol. 336, No. 7639, Feb. 9, 2008, p. 305).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7639/305

I. "Payment for performance in health care," by Russell Mannion and Huw T.O. Davies (Analysis extract, Vol. 336, No. 7639, Feb. 9, 2008, p. 306-308).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7639/306

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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to accessing content. The latest issue (Vol. 371, No. 9613, Feb. 23, 2008) is a special issue concerning "Human Resources for Health."

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608603050/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. 8, No. 8, Feb. 25, 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:

National Bureau of Economic Research: "Choice, Price Competition and Complexity in Markets for Health Insurance," by Richard Frank and Karine Lamiraud (w13817, February 2008, .pdf format, 44p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13817

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 167, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol167/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 3, March 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue3/?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 46, No. 6, Mar. 15, 2008. Vol. 46, S3, Mar. 15, 2008 Supplement) The supplement is about "Posteradication Vaccination against Smallpox." Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

Vol. 46, No. 6:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/46/6

Vol. 46, No. S3:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/46/s3

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 70, No. 7, March 2008, .pdf format, 1p.). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH03.08_TOC.pdf

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 651, No. 1-2, Mar. 12, 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13835718

Public Health (Vol. 122, No. 3, March 2008).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "Associate Service Fellow." CDC has an opening for an associate service fellow to work on the Birth and Infant Health team in NCHS' Division of Vital Statistics. This position, in maternal and infant health or epidemiology, is open to citizens of the United States or legal, permanent residents with a work authorization. A description of the position and the qualifications are included below. We would appreciate your spreading the word to potential candidates, and encouraging interested candidates to contact Stephanie Ventura at sventura@cdc.gov if they have any questions about the position. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2008. Application Process: Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2008. Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits, and three reference letters to:

Stephanie Ventura, Chief, Reproductive Statistics Branch at the mailing address below.  Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to Mrs. Ventura at sventura@cdc.gov

Mailing address: Mrs. Stephanie Ventura,
Chief Reproductive Statistics Branch Division of Vital Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Room 7418
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/employment/pubhealth.htm#Associate_Service_Fellow

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Feb. 22, 2008.

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

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AgeWork.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings from Feb. 18-20, 2008.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings from Feb. 19-Feb. 26, 2008.

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

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets from Feb. 12-Feb. 26, 2008, 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

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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 5789 -Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5789

SN 5785 -Maternity Survey, 2007

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5785

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

KaiserEdu.org Update: "Women's Health Issues," by Alina Salganicoff (February 2008, webcast, audio software needed for optimal use, but slides are available in any event).

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/nonelderly/player.html

KaiserEdu.org:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/

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