Current Social Science Research Report--Health #72, July 15, 2008.

CSSRR-Social 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Populations Receiving Optimally Fluoridated Public Drinking Water --- United States, 1992--2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 27, Jul. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 737-741).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5727a1.htm

B. "Disparities in Secondhand Smoke Exposure --- United States, 1988--1994 and 1999--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 27, Jul. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 744-747).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5727a3.htm

C. "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults With Symptoms of Serious Psychological Distress, by Age Group and Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 27, Jul. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 748).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5727a5.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5727.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: " Children’s Physical Activity Drops From Age 9 to 15, NIH Study Indicates: By 15, Most Fail To Reach Recommended Activity Level" (Jul. 15, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2008/nichd-15.htm

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Offer Rates, Take-Up Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2006," by John P. Sommers and Beth Levin Crimmel (Statistical Brief No. 210, July 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=866

B. "Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, by Firm Size Classification, 2006," by John P. Sommers and Beth Levin Crimmel (Statistical Brief No. 209, July 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=865

C. "State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2006," by James M. Branscome (Statistical Brief 208, July 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=864

D. "Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2006," James M. Branscome (Statistical Brief 207, July 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=863

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Hospital Stays Resulting from Excessive Heat and Cold Exposure Due to Weather Conditions in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2005," by Chaya T. Merrill, Mackenzie Miller, and Claudia Steiner (Statistical Brief No. 55, July 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb55.pdf

5. Government Accountability Office Report: "Food Safety: Selected Countries' Systems Can Offer Insights into Ensuring Import Safety and Responding to Foodborne Illness" (GAO-08-794, June 2008, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-794

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US States:

Idaho:

Department of Health and Welfare Report: "Health In Idaho: A State Profile: 2007" (June 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/DesktopModules/DocumentsSortable/DocumentsSrtView.aspx?tabID=0&ItemID=11178&MId=10760&wversion=Staging

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Update: June 2008" (July 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/aids/Surv_Report_0608.pdf

South Dakota:

Department of Health Report: "Building South Dakota's Healthcare Workforce...an examination of need (July 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://doh.sd.gov/RuralHealth/Documents/WorkforceReport.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Policy Tool Update: "SimIns health financing policy tool." "SimIns is a computerized tool to aid in making health financing policy decisions. It does so by projecting health expenditure and funding for a 10 year time period. Thereby it allows to evaluate the feasibility of alternative mixes of financing sources, including social health insurance, community-based health insurance and government budget lines. It can be applied to both existing or planned schemes." The latest update is version 2.1, released in May 2008. This software is available on request. For more information see:

http://www.who.int/health_financing/tools/simins/en/index.html

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European Commission Report: "Quality in and Equality of Access to Healthcare Services" (2008, .pdf format, 361p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=866

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Primary Health Care Teams and their Impact on Processes and Outcomes of Care," by Saeeda Khan, Cameron McIntosh, Claudia Sanmartin, Diane Watson, and Kira Leeb (July 2008, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-622-XIE/82-622-XIE2008002.htm

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Jordan:

Ministry of Health Report: "Cancer Incidence in Jordan: 2005," by Mohamad Tarawenh and Omar Nimri (July 2008, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.moh.gov.jo/MOH/Files/Publication/JCR%2010th%20Report%202005_1.pdf

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United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health News Release: "Price of medicines in UAE to go up from October" (Jul. 15, 2008).

http://www.moh.gov.ae/en/NewsDetails411.aspx

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UK:

1. Health Protection Agency News Release: "Young people carry disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted infections in UK" (Jul. 15, 2008).

http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1216105521885?p=1204186170287

2. Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Mental health and employment," by Roy Sainsbury, Annie Irvine, Jane Aston, Sally Wilson, Ceri Williams, and Alice Sinclair" (Research Report 513, July 2008, .pdf format, 164p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep513.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Rand Corporation Center for Asia Pacific Policy Occasional Paper: "A Comparison of the Health Systems in China and India," by Sai Ma and Neeraj Sood (June 2008, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP212/

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Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief, Report:

A. "Tax Subsidies for Health Insurance" (July 2008, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.kff.org/insurance/7779.cfm

B. "Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: International Assistance from the G8, European Commission and Other Donor Governments, 2007" (August 2008, Chartpack, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/7347_04-2.pdf

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Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Brief: "Uncontrolled Asthma Means Missed Work and School, Emergency Department Visits for Many Californians," by Ying-Ying Meng, Susan H. Babey, Theresa A. Hastert, Christina Lombardi, and E. Richard Brown (July 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=252

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. "Coverage of Cervical Cancer Screening in 57 Countries: Low Average Levels and Large Inequalities," by Emmanuela Gakidou, Stella Nordhagen, and Ziad Obermeyer (Vol. 5, No. 6, e132 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050132, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0050132

B. "Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-Based Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence and the HealthMap Project," by John S. Brownstein, Clark C. Freifeld, Ben Y. Reis, and Kenneth D. Mandl (Vol. 5, No. 7, e151 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050151, HTML , XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0050151&ct=1

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index as Predictors of Health Care Costs," by Betina Højgaard, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Kim Rose Olsen, Jes Søgaard, and Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (PLoS ONE 3(7): e2619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002619, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002619

B. "Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Pregnancy and Childbirth: South East Asia Optimising Reproductive and Child Health in Developing Countries Project," The SEA-ORCHID Study Group (PLoS ONE 3(7): e2646 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002646, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002646

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstracts:

A. "Effects of Early, Abrupt Weaning on HIV-free Survival of Children in Zambia," by Louise Kuhn, Grace M. Aldrovandi, Moses Sinkala, Chipepo Kankasa, Katherine Semrau, Mwiya Mwiya, Prisca Kasonde, Nancy Scott, Cheswa Vwalika, Jan Walter, Marc Bulterys, Wei-Yann Tsai, Donald M. Thea, for the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study (Vol. 359, No. 2, July 10, 2008, p. 130-141).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/359/2/130

B. "Extended Antiretroviral Prophylaxis to Reduce Breast-Milk HIV-1 Transmission," by Newton I. Kumwenda, Donald R. Hoover, Lynne M. Mofenson, Michael C. Thigpen, George Kafulafula, Qing Li, Linda Mipando, Kondwani Nkanaunena, Tsedal Mebrahtu, Marc Bulterys, Mary Glenn Fowler, and Taha E. Taha (Vol. 359, No. 2, July 10, 2008, p. 119-129).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/359/2/119

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Lancet World Report Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. "Health situation remains grave in southern Sudan," by Wairagala Wakabi (Vol. 372, No. 9633, Jul. 12, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 101-102). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608610156/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. 28, Jul. 14, 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 Institute for Research on Poverty: "Expanding Wallets and Waistlines: The Impact of Family Income on the BMI of Women and Men Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit," by Maximilian D. Schmeiser (Discussion Paper No. 1339-08, July 2008, .pdf format, p.).

Abstract:

The rising rate of obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now one of the most serious public health challenges facing the US. However, the underlying causes for this increase are unclear. This paper examines the effect of family income changes on body mass index (BMI) and obesity using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort. It does so by using exogenous variation in family income in a sample of low-income women and men. This exogenous variation is obtained from the correlation of their family income with the generosity of state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program benefits. Income is found to significantly raise the BMI and probability of being obese for women with EITC-eligible earnings, and have no appreciable effect for men with EITC-eligible earnings. The results imply that the increase in real family income from 1990 to 2002 explains between 10 and 21 percent of the increase in sample women’s BMI and between 23 and 29 percent of their increased obesity prevalence.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp133908.pdf

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Aligning the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Aggregate U.S. Benchmarks," by Thomas M. Selden and Merrile Sing (Working Paper 8006, July 2008, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Working%20Paper&opt=2&id=862

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Anatomy of a Health Scare: Education, Income and the MMR Controversy in the UK," by Dan Anderberg, Arnaud Chevalier, and Jonathan Wadsworth (Discussion Paper 3590, July 2008,.pdf format, 56p.). 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%3D3590

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

AIDS (Vol. 22, No. 12, July 31, 2008).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200807310-00000.htm

Global Public Health (Vol. 3, Supplement 2, 2008). The topic of this supplement is: "The Contested Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights."

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g794869237~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Vol. 20, No. 4, August 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol20/issue4/index.dtl

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2008).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200807000-00000.htm

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 654, No. 1, Jun. 30, 2008).

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

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 104, No. 2, August 2008).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol104/issue2/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post Graduate Fellowship Opportunities: Application deadline is Sep. 1, 2008. For more information see:

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/what/training.html#pgf

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US National Institutes of Health: "Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (R01)" (RFA-GM-09-012, Jul. 14, 2008, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies. For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-09-012.html

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United Nations World Health Organization Call for Research Proposals: "Incentives to attract and retain qualified health workers to under-served areas within low and middle income countries" (Jul. 7, 2008, application deadline is Sep. 12, 2008). For more information see (.pdf format, 11p.):

http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/Health%20Worker%20Incentives%20Underserved%20areas.pdf

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Jul. 10, 2008.

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

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Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jul. 14, 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 through Jul. 15, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on the Instability of Health Coverage in America," a hearing held July 15, 2008.

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=640

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of July 13, 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

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-06-30&enddate=2008-07-13

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/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

US National Center for Health Statistics Health For All Ages Updates: Health For All Ages has updated the following tables:

Cholesterol level among adults: US, 1988-2006

Hypertension among adults: US, 1988-2006

Overweight/obesity among adults: US, 1988-2006

Mortality by cause, child and adolescent: US/state, 2000-2005

Injury mortality: US/state, 2000-2005

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

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