Current Social Science Research Report--Health #74, July 29, 2008.

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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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2005 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set," by T.J. Mathews, and Marian F. MacDorman (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 57, No, 2, July 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_02.pdf

B. "Disability and Health in the United States,," by Barbara M. Altman and Amy B. Bernstein ((PHS) 2008-1035), July 2008, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/disability2001-2005.pdf

C. "Diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability: United States, 2004-2006," by Patricia N. Pastor and Cynthia A. Reuben (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 237, July 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/Sr10_237.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Nonpharmaceutical Fentanyl-Related Deaths --- Multiple States, April 2005--March 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 29, Jul. 25, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 793-796).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5729a1.htm

B. "QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Race and Sex --- United States, 1979--2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 29, Jul. 25, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 803).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5729a6.htm

.pdf for both:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5729.pdf

3. Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet: "HIV/AIDS Surveillance" (July 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

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

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/factsheets.htm

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Separate State Children's Health Insurance Program Enrollees' Eligibility for Medicaid in 2006" (OEI-06-07-00310, July 2008, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-07-00310.pdf

5. US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report: "Separate State Children's Health Insurance Program Enrollees' Eligibility for Medicaid in 2006," (OEI-06-07-00310, July 2008, .pdf format, 21p.).

Summary:

This report is the third in a series of congressionally mandated reviews to determine the number of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) enrollees who are eligible for the Medicaid program. In this report, we determined that 4 percent of children enrolled in separate SCHIPs (16 of the 400 sample cases) were eligible for their States' Medicaid program. These enrollment errors involved miscalculations of the families' net income, clerical mistakes, and other unclassified errors. Projected to the population of all children enrolled in separate SCHIPs in 2006, the 4-percent error rate corresponds to about 105,000 children nationally. An additional 4.5 percent (18 sample cases) lacked sufficient documentation for us to make a determination regarding Medicaid eligibility, which leaves open the possibility that the actual number of children enrolled in separate SCHIPs who were eligible for Medicaid in 2006 could have been higher than our projection. We recommend that CMS take further action to ensure the appropriate enrollment of Medicaid-eligible children. In written comments on the report, CMS stated that it "supports the spirit of the OIG recommendations" and "will continue to undertake a number of activities to prevent the types of errors identified" in the report. CMS requested additional information on cases identified as having enrollment errors, which OIG will provide.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-07-00310.pdf

6. Medical Expenditure Paney Survey Statistical Brief: "State Differences in Offer Rates and Enrollment in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans That Required No Employee Contribution to the Premium Cost, 2005," by Amy Taylor and Beth Levin Crimmel (Statistical Brief 213, July 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=869

7. Congressional Research Service Report: "International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding," by Kellie Moss (RL34569, July 2008, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL34569

8. Government Accountability Office Report: "Prescription Drugs: FDA's Oversight of the Promotion of Drugs for Off-Label Uses" (GAO-08-835, July 2008, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-835

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US States:

New Jersey:

Center for Health Statistics Report: "Obesity Trends in New Jersey Counties: 1992-2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/documents/obesity_brief.pdf

New York:

State Department of Health Report: "Vital Statistics of New York State 2006" (July 2008).

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/vital_statistics/2006/

Washington:

State Office of Financial Management Report: "Estimating Health Insurance Coverage Using Hospital Discharge Data and Other Sources," by Deron Ferguson and Erica Gardner (Research Brief No. 48, June 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/researchbriefs/brief048.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Pan American Health Organization Report: "Social protection in health schemes for mother and child population: lessons learned from the Latin American Region" (June 2008, .pdf format, 160p.).

http://www.paho.org/english/AD/THS/OS/SPHS-eng.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Participation and Activity Limitation Survey of 2006: Labour Force Experience of People with Disabilities in Canada (July 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/89-628-XIE/89-628-XIE2008007.htm

Related tables:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/89-628-XIE/89-628-XIE2008008.htm

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France:

Institute For Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES) [Paris, France] Periodical: Issues in Health Economics (No. 130, March 2008, .pdf format, 6p.). The topic of this issue is: "Explaining the strong disparities observed in the CMUC clientele of independent practitioners?" by Chantal Cases, Véronique Lucas-Gabrielli, Marc Perronnin, and Maxime To.

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/Ihe2008.html#ihe130

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Scotland:

Information Services Division Reports:

A. "Dental Statistics" (July 2008, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://showcc.nhsscotland.com/shsv53_STAGE/5706.html

B. "Scottish Breast Screening Programme Statistics 2006/07" (July 2008, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://showcc.nhsscotland.com/shsv53_STAGE/5712.html

C. "Genito-urinary Medicine Statistics, year ending December 2007" (July 2008, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://showcc.nhsscotland.com/shsv53_STAGE/5709.html

D. "Influenza Update 2007/08" (July 2008, HTML format, with a chart also available in .pdf format).

http://showcc.nhsscotland.com/shsv53_STAGE/5707.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports: "New Reports and Briefing Focus on Dental Health Coverage and Access" (July 2008, .pdf format). The titles are: "Access to Affordable Dental Care: Gaps for Low-Income Adults," "Filling an Urgent Need: Improving Children’s Access to Dental Care in Medicaid and SCHIP," and "Dental Coverage And Care For Low-Income Children: The Role Of Medicaid And SCHIP."

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/kcmu072508pkg.cfm

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Article: "Sample Size and Precision in NIH Peer Review," by David Kaplan1, Nicola Lacetera, and Celia Kaplan (PLoS ONE 3(7): e2761 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002761, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002761

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Science Special Issue: The Jul. 25, 2008 (Vol. 321, No. 5888) issue is a special issue: "HIV/AIDS-Follow the Money." Check your organization's library for availability of full text.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol321/issue5888/index.dtl?etoc

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Protecting residential care facilities from pandemic influenza," by M. Nuño, T. A. Reichert, G. Chowell, and A. B. Gumel (Vol. 105, No. 30, Jul. 29, 2008, p. 10625-10630).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/30/10625.abstract?etoc

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts:

A. "Tuberculosis Among Foreign-Born Persons in the United States," by Kevin P. Cain, Stephen R. Benoit, Carla A. Winston, and William R. Mac Kenzie (Vol. 300, No. 4, July 23/30, 2008, p. 405-412).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/4/405

B. "Opportunities and Challenges for HIV Care in Overlapping HIV and TB Epidemics," by Diane V. Havlir, Haileyesus Getahun, Ian Sanne, and Paul Nunn (Vol. 300, No. 4, July 23/30, 2008, p. 423-430).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/4/423

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Violence and overcrowding characterise many mental health wards in England," by Andrew Cole (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a959, Jul. 23, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul23_2/a959?papetoc

B. "Alcohol accounts for 6% of all admissions to English hospitals," by Adrian O’Dowd (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a963, Jul. 23, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul23_2/a963?papetoc

C. "Sudanese doctor describes "hell on earth" in Darfur," by Peter Moszynski (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a951, Jul. 22, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul22_4/a951?papetoc

D. "Health care in US ranks lowest among developed countries," by Bob Roehr (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a889, Jul. 21, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul21_1/a889?papetoc

E. "Human rights abuses are fuelling HIV epidemic, charities say," by Peter Moszynski (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a900, Jul. 21, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul21_1/a900?papetoc

F. "Mortality rates are a blunt tool, says health minister," by Adrian O’Dowd (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a890, Jul. 18, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul18_2/a890?papetoc

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Lancet Book Reviews: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "No, HIV/AIDS is not over," a review of Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries: Epidemiology, Prevention and Care, edited by David Celentano and Chris Beyrer, reviewed by Lars O. Kallings (Perspectives, Vol. 372, No. 9635, Jul. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 281-282). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608610958/fulltext

B. "Unpalatable truths," brief reviews of The Invisible Cure, by Helen Epstein, The Wisdom of Whores, by Elizabeth Pisani, and HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction, by Alan Whiteside, reviewed by Tony Barnett (Perspectives, Vol. 372, No. 9635, Jul. 26, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 282). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360861096X/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. 30, Jul. 28, 2007). "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 Michigan Population Studies Center: "Perceived Job Insecurity and Worker Health in the United States," by Sarah Burgard, Jennie Brand, and James S. House (PSC Research Report No. 08-650, July 2008, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=5384

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World Bank Policy Research Program: "Exploring the links between HIV/AIDS, social capital, and development," by Antonio C. David and Carmen A. Li (WPS 4679, ASCII text and .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20080723111217

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: Weight Gain in Adolescents and Their Peers," by Timothy Halliday and Sally Kwak (Discussion Paper No. 3610, July 2008, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=3610

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

Medical Care (Vol. 46, No. 8, August 2008).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200808000-00000.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Institutes of Health:

A. "NIH Creates Global Health Program to Fight Chronic Diseases: New Threat to Developing World Addressed by Fogarty International Center’s New Strategic Plan" (Jul. 28, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2008/fic-28.htm

B. "Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)" (PAR-08-212, reissue of PA-07-060, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Jul. 22, 2008). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-212.html

C. "Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21)," (PAR-08-213, reissue of PA-06-343, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, , in conjunction with several other agencies, Jul. 22, 2008). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-213.html

D. "Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R03)" (PAR-08-214, reissue of PA-06-344, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies, Jul. 22, 2008). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-214.html

E. "Developmental Pharmacology (R03)," (PAR-08-215, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, July 23, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-215.html

F. "Developmental Pharmacology (R21)," (PAR-08-216, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, July 23, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-216.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Jul. 23, 2008.

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

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Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jul. 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 through Jul. 29, 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 on Promoting the Adoption and Use of Health Information Technology," a hearing held July 24, 2008. ((HTML or .pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=642

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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 27, 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=2008-07-14&enddate=2008-07-27

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:

Policy Archive: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis provides this site. "PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It houses summaries and full texts of public policy research from various think tanks, universities, government agencies, and foundations. It allows research users, policy makers, the media, and the public to quickly access the depth and breadth of research in numerous subject matters. Ultimately, PolicyArchive will indefinitely preserve the life of public policy research, substantially increase its impact, and provide society at large with long-term access to the benefits of that important research."

https://www.policyarchive.org

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