Current Social Science Research Report--Health #56, March 25, 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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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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, Quick Stat:

A. "Trends in Tuberculosis --- United States, 2007," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 11, March 21, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 281-285).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5711a2.htm

B. "QuickStats: Percentage of Women Who Gained <15 Pounds During Pregnancy, by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity - of Mother --- United States, 2005," (Vol. 57, No. 11, March 21, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, p. 294).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5711a7.htm

.pdf for both: issue:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5711.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control Slide Set: "HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)" (March 2008, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Macromedia Flash format, 14 slides).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/msm/index.htm

Other HIV/AIDS Surveillance Slide Sets:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/index.htm

3. National Center for Health Statistics E-Stat Report: "Chronic Developmental Conditions Among Hispanic Children in the United States, 2003 and 2005-2006," by Rosa M. Avila and Stephen J. Blumberg (March 2008).

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

4. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Food Stamps and Obesity: What Do We Know?" by Michele Ver Ploeg and Katherine Ralston (Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-34), March 2008, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB34/

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US States:

North Carolina:

Department of Health and Human Services Reports:

A. "North Carolina Cancer Mortality Rates - 2006" (March 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/CCR/mortality.html

B. "North Carolina Cancer Incidence Rates - 2005" (March 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/CCR/reports.html

North Dakota:

Department of Health Report: "The Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in North Dakota: 2007" (December 2007, .pdf format, 108p.).

http://www.ndhealth.gov/cvh/cvd%20burden%202007.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Report:"Global tuberculosis control 2008 - surveillance, planning, financing," (March 2008,.pdf format, 294p.).

http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/2008/download_centre/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "Fatherhood and health outcomes in Europe" (2008, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/document/e91129.pdf

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Canada:

A. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "The Cost of Acute Care Hospital Stays by Medical Condition in Canada, 2004-2005," (March 2008, .pdf format, 155p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1150_E&cw_topic=1150&cw_rel=AR_1949_E

B. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol 19, No. 1, March 2008, .pdf and HTML format). The two articles in this issue are: "Health care use among gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians," by Michael Tjepkema; "An algorithm to differentiate diabetic respondents in the Canadian Community Health Survey," by Edward Ng, Kaberi Dasgupta and Jeffrey A. Johnson.

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

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UK:

National Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Mortality statistics: Deaths registered in 2006" (March 2008, .pdf format, 314p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=15096

B. "Cancer Registration Statistics 2005" (March 2008, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=8843

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Rand Corporation Research Brief: "Organizing for Quality: Inside the ''Black Box'' of Health Care Improvement in Europe and the United States," by Paul Bate, Peter Mendel, Glenn Robert (March 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9329/

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Population Reference Bureau Report, Article:

A. "Family Planning Worldwide, 2008 Data Sheet," by Donna Clifton, Toshiko Kaneda, and Lori Ashford (March 2008, .pdf format, p.).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2008/familyplanningworldwide.aspx

B. "Family Planning in West Africa," by Jay Gribble (March 2008).

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

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Allen Guttmacher Institute Report: "Protecting the Next Generation in Uganda: New Evidence on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs," by Leila Darabi, Akinrinola Bankole, Kalundi Serumaga, Stella Neema, Richard Kibombo, Humera Ahmed and Paul Banoba (March 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2008/03/05/PNG_Uganda_mono.pdf

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief: "Findings From the 2007 EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Survey," by Paul Fronstin and Sara R. Collins (EBRI Issue Brief No. 315, March 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3897

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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. 12, Mar. 24, 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 Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center (PARC): "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives for Weight Loss," by Kevin G. Volpp, Leslie K. John, Andrea B. Troxel, Laurie Norton, Jennifer Fassbender, and George Loewenstein (WPS 08-01, March 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.pop.upenn.edu/rc/parc/aging_center/2008/PARCwps08-01.pdf

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Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences [University of Washington]: "Demographic Consequences of HIV Epidemics and Effects of Different Male Circumcision Intervention Designs: Suggestive Findings from Microsimulation," by Samuel J. Clark and Jeffrey W. Eaton (Working Paper No. 84, March 2008, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

Over the past two decades observational studies have suggested that male circumcision may reduce female-to-male transmission of a number of sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Three randomized controlled trials recently conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda have confirmed this with respect to HIV and measured the magnitude of the protective effect - an incidence rate ratio of roughly 0.5 comparing circumcised to uncircumcised men. This work investigates the population-level effects of different male circumcision intervention designs by simulating populations of individual people infected with HIV through time. Sixteen different male circumcision interventions are applied to these virtual populations and the time-sex-age-specific effects of the interventions are assessed and compared: 1) to better understand how disease and demographic processes work together to create and shape an HIV epidemic, 2) to begin characterizing the relationship between coverage and effectiveness of a male circumcision intervention, 3) to investigate the relationship between age at circumcision and intervention outcomes, and to identify the age group(s) in which male circumcision interventions are most likely to be effective, and 4) to demonstrate approximate equity in outcomes for both sexes resulting from male circumcisions that directly affect only males. The results broadly confirm that male circumcision can reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV, but that eradication of an HIV epidemic through male circumcision alone is unlikely. The overall time course and equilibrium magnitude of the population-level effects is sensitively dependent on intervention design. The best results are obtained when the majority of uncircumcised men are circumcised at young ages, preferably before sexual debut. A 'mixed' intervention that combines infant and young adult circumcision until the first cohort of infants are young adults and circumcises only infants thereafter obtains the best outcomes in terms of timing, magnitude and long-term sustainability. Finally, age rather than sex appears to be the dimension along which there is substantial potential for inequities in intervention effect.

http://www.csss.washington.edu/Papers/wp85.pdf

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "Social Interactions and Smoking," by David Cutler and Edward L. Glaeser (RWP08-018, March 2008, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP08-018

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "Financing lifelong learning," by Hessel Oosterbeek and Harry Anthony Patrinos (WPS 4569, March 2008, .pdf and ASCII format, 57p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20080320094146

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Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) [McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario]: "Ethnic Differences in Health: Does Immigration Status Matter?" by Karen M. Kobayashi, Steven Prus, and Zhiqiu Lin (Research Paper 230, 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This study examines health differences between first-generation immigrant and Canadian-born persons who share the same the ethnocultural origin, and the extent to which such differences reflect social structural and health-related behavioural contexts. Data from the 2000/2001 Canadian Community Health Survey show that first generation immigrants of Black and French race/ethnicity tend to have better health than their Canadian-born counterparts, while the opposite is true for those of South Asian, Chinese, and south and east European and Jewish origins. West Asians and Arabs and other Asian groups are advantaged in health regardless of country of birth. Health differences between ethnic foreign- and Canadian-born persons generally converge after adjusting for socio-demographic, SES, and lifestyle factors. Implications for health care policy and program development are discussed.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap230.pdf

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Population Council: "Sexual behavior and STI/HIV status among adolescents in rural Malawi: An evaluation of the effect of interview mode on reporting," by Barbara S. Mensch, Richard Gregory, and Stephane Helleringer (Poverty, Gender, and Youth Working Paper no. 8, 2008, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/pgy/008.html

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

AIDS (Vol. 22, No. 6, Mar. 30, 2008).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200803300-00000.htm

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 46, No. 8 & Supp. 4, Apr. 15, 2008).

Issue 8:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/2008/46/8

Supplement 4:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/46/s4

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 40, No. 3, May 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JBS&volumeId=40&issueId=03

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 652, No. 1, March 29, 2008).

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

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 65, No. 4, April 2008).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol65/issue4/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Institutes of Health:

A. "Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R01)," (PA-08-107, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, March 18, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-107.html

B. "Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R03)," (PA-08-108, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, March 18, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-108.html

C. "Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R21)," (PA-08-109, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, March 18, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-109.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Mar. 25, 2008.

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

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AgeWork.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 25, 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 Mar. 18-Mar. 25, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Testimony: "H.R. 2833, Preexisting Condition Exclusion Patient Protection Act of 2007," a hearing held March 20, 2008. (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/help-2008-03-20.shtml

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

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

Shuey, Kim M. and Willson, Andrea E. Cumulative Disadvantage and Black-White Disparities in Life-Course Health Trajectories. Research on Aging. 2008; 30(2):200-225.

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