Current Social Science Research Report--Health #60, April 22, 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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Compendium: Injury in the United States: 2007 Chartbook by Gwendolyn Bergen, Li-Hui Chen, and Margaret Warner (March 2008, .pdf format, 181p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/injury2007.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Mouse Studies Identify Gene that May Influence Metastasis Risk in Breast Cancer" (Apr. 21, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2008/nci-21.htm

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse Report: "Monitoring the Future National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings, 2007," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (April 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/overview2007.pdf

4. Government Accountability Office Report: "Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections" (GAO-08-283, March 2008, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-673T

5. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, QuickStats:

A. "Laboratory-Acquired Vaccinia Exposures and Infections --- United States, 2005--2007" (Vol. 57, No. 15, Apr. 18, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 401-404).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5715a3.htm

B. "Percentage of Asian Adults Who Reported Moderate or Heavier Drinking, by Asian Subpopulation --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004--2006" (QuickStats, (Vol. 57, No. 15, Apr. 18, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 401-411).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5715a8.htm

,pdf for both:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5715.pdf

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Health Surveillance Report: "HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Report: March 2008 (April 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/aids/Surv_Report_0308.pdf

Ohio:

Office of Workforce Development Report: "Ohio Health Care Employment: Labor Market Trends and Challenges" (April 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://lmi.state.oh.us/Research/Healthcare.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization:

1. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Monograph: Pharmaceutical policies in Finland. Challenges and opportunities by Elias Mossialos and Divya Srivastava (Observatory Studies Series No. 10, 2008, ISBN 978 92 890 7185 7, .pdf format, 141p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/observatory/Publications/2007/20080326_1

2. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2008).

http://www.emro.who.int/Publications/EMHJ/1402/index.htm

3. Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS Reports: "2007 AIDS epidemic update Regional Summaries," (April 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.unaids.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/EpiUpdate/EpiUpdArchive/2007/default.asp

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Australia:

Department of Health and Ageing News Release: "Improving mental health services" (Apr. 18, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-nr-nr054.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Health Reports (Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2008).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/82-003-XIE2008002.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Sharp increase in young disabled" (Apr. 17, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-2433-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Patient statistics 2007" (Apr. 21, 2008). The news release links to 14 topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/03/02/pasient_en/

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South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Progress Report on Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS" (April 2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/progress-f.html

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UK:

National Health Service Report: "Hospital Outpatient Activity 2006-07" (April 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hosout0607

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Brief, Report: "Are We Heading Toward Socialized Medicine?" by Stan Dorn and John Holahan (April 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411648

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Kaiser Family Foundation Public Opinion Spotlight: "Health Care and Elections" (April 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.kff.org/spotlight/election/index.cfm

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American Enterprise Institute Periodical: "Medicare's Bad News; Is Anyone Listening?" by Joseph Antos (_Health Policy Outlook_, No. 3, April 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.27825/pub_detail.asp

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Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.ebri.org/pdf/EBRI_Notes_04-20081.pdf

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 44, March 2008, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/44.htm

More information on FHI:

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

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National Academy for State Health Policy Report: "State Health Policies Aimed at Promoting Excellent Systems: A Report on States' Roles in Health Systems Performance," by Catherine Hess, Sonya Schwartz, Jill Rosenthal, Andrew Snyder, and Alan Weil (April 2008, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.nashp.org/Files/shapes_report.pdf

More information about NASHP:

http://www.nashp.org/_catdisp_page.cfm?LID=124

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases Article: "Asymmetries of Poverty: Why Global Burden of Disease Valuations Underestimate the Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases," by Charles H. King and Anne-Marie Bertino (Vol. 2, No. e3): e209 doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000209, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 1-10).

http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000209

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: "Estimating Incidence from Prevalence in Generalised HIV Epidemics: Methods and Validation," by Timothy B. Hallett, Basia Zaba, Jim Todd, Ben Lopman, Wambura Mwita, Sam Biraro, Simon Gregson, and J. Ties Boerma (Vol. 5, No. 4, e80 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050080, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, p. 12p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/archive/1549-1676/5/4/pdf/10.1371_journal.pmed.0050080-S.pdf

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British Medical Journal News Extract: "More than 26 000 Americans die each year because of lack of health insurance," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (Vol. 336, No. 7649, Apr. 19, 2008, p. 855).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7649/855-a

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Lancet Comment, Viewpoint: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Public-health crisis after the election violence in Kenya," by Charles O. Obonyo, Dickens S.A. Omondi, and Pauline N. Mwinzi (Vol. 371, No. 9621, Apr. 19, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1319-1321). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608605759/fulltext

B. "Immunisation against poliomyelitis: moving forward," by Ellie Ehrenfeld, Roger I. Glass, Vadim I. Agol, Konstantin Chumakov, Walter Dowdle, T. Jacob John, Samuel L. Katz, Mark Miller, Joel G. Breman, John Modlin, and Peter Wright (Vol. 371, No. 9621, Apr. 19, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1385-1387). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608605978/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. 16, Apr 21, 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 exposures and the occurrence and timing of heart disease among the Puerto Rican elderly population," by Mary McEniry and Alberto Palloni (CDE Working Paper No. 2008-03, 2008, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

Background. Season of birth has been shown to be a useful proxy of early growth and development among adults. It is an indicator that disentangles the effects of childhood conditions (health, SES) on adult health and sheds light on the adult health effects of poor nutrition and infectious diseases in utero.

Methods. We used a sample of 1438 Puerto Ricans 60-74 years of age born in Puerto Rico who lived in the countryside during most of childhood. Retrospective measures of early childhood (health status, SES); knee height, height and weight measurements and adult risk factors (adult SES, obesity, self-reported smoking, exercise, diabetes) were obtained through home interviews. We defined exposure period to poor nutrition and infectious and parasitic diseases to be the third-fourth quarter. Using Cox and log logistic hazard models we examined the degree to which overlap between late gestation (last trimester of pregnancy) and exposure period had important effects on the timing of onset of and the probability of ever experiencing adult heart disease while controlling for other risk factors.

Results. Risk of onset of heart disease was 65% higher among those born when the third trimester of gestation overlapped completely with exposure period compared with unexposed individuals but there were no differences in median time of onset by exposure for those reporting heart disease.

Conclusions. Effects of exposure to a high risk period operate through the probability of ever experiencing heart disease not through the timing of onset among those who do experience it.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2008-03.pdf

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "Dynamics and Regulation of the Asian Pharmaceutical Industry: A Critical Review," by F.M. Scherer (Working Paper No. RWP08-021, April 2008, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP08-021

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]:

A. "Selective Migration and Health," by Timothy Halliday and Michael C. Kimmitt (Discussion Paper No. 3458, April 2008, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D3458&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

B. "Heterogeneity, State Dependence and Health," by Timothy Halliday (Discussion Paper No. 3463, April 2008, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D3463&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 46, No. 10, May 15, 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/46/10

Environmental Research (Vol. 107, No. 1, May 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00139351

Epidemiology (Vol. 19, No. 3, May 2008).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/toc.00001648-200805000-00000.htm

Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 27, No. 2, March 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676296

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 65, No. 5, May 2008).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol65/issue5/

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 50, No. 3, April 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02732300

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13)" (PA-08-149, re-issue of PA-06-041, Apr. 16, 2008, National Institute of Child Health and Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-149.html

B. "Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award (D43)" (PAR-08-154, re-issue of PAR-05-128, Apr. 18, 2008, in conjunction with Fogarty International Center). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-154.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Apr. 18, 2008.

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

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 21, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Testimony: "Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Preventable Epidemic," a hearing held Apr. 16, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1865

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "1967 National Health Interview Survey." NCHS ha released the 1967 NHIS (.zip or automatically decompressing [.exe] ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format and SAS data statements in ASCII text format at:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1996_prior.htm#1967_NHIS

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United Nations World Health Organization: The WHO Mortality Database has been updated with new data (Apr, 14, 2008).

http://www.who.int/whosis/mort/download/en/index.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive: 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

A. 1992-2006 Concatenated Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cgi-bin/SDA/SAMHDA/hsda?samhda+tedsconcat

Quick Tables for the 1992-2006 concatenated file are also ready for use. Quick Tables produces analytic tables for selected variables available from drop-down menus, as well as graphics and a brief explanation of results.

https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/quicktables/quickconfig.do?tedsconcat

Individual TEDS:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/SERIES/00056.xml

B. "1997-1998 Health Behavior in School-Aged Children." Quick Tables are available for 1997-1998 file.

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/DAS/03522.xml

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