Current Social Science Research Report--Health #79, September 9, 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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief:

A. "Use of Mental Health Services in the Past 12 Months by Children Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2005-2006," by Gloria A. Simpson, Robin A. Cohen, Patricia N. Pastor, and Cynthia A. Reuben (NCHS Data Brief No. 8, Sept. 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db08.htm

B. "Depression in the United States Household Population, 2005-2006," by Laura A. Pratt and Debra J. Brody (NCHS Data Brief No. 7, Sept. 2008, HTML and .pdf, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db07.htm

2. Mortbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, Surveillance Summary (all HTML and .pdf format).

A. "National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19--35 Months --- United States, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 35, Sep. 5, 2008, p. 961-966).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5735a1.htm

B. "Laboratory Surveillance for Wild and Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses --- Worldwide, January 2007--June 2008" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 35, Sep. 5, 2008, p. 967-970).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5735a2.htm

C. "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), by Selected Diseases and Conditions and Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 35, Sep. 5, 2008, p. 971).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5735a5.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5735.pdf

D. "Surveillance for Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use --- United States, 1999--2004," by Sherri L. Stewart, Cheryll J. Cardinez, Lisa C. Richardson, Leslie Norman, Rachel Kaufmann, Terry F. Pechacek, Trevor D. Thompson, Hannah K. Weir, and Susan A. Sabatino (Centers for Disease Control, Survellance Summary 57(SS08),Sep. 5, 2008, p. 1-33).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5708a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5708.pdf

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Results from the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings," (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 290p.).

pdf:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/2k7nsduh/2k7Results.pdf

HTML:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/2k7nsduh/2k7Results.cfm

B. "Underage Alcohol Use: Where Do Young People Drink?" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/location/underage.cfm

4. Congressional Research Service Report: "Legal Issues Relating to State Health Care Regulation: ERISA Preemption and Fair Share Laws," by Jon O. Shimabukuro and Jennifer Staman (RL34627, August 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL34637

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US States:

California:

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Report: "Health of California's Adults, Adolescents and Children: Findings from CHIS 2005 and CHIS 2003," by Sue Holtby, Elaine Zahnd, Y. Jenny Chia, Nicole Lordi, David Grant, and Mirabai Rao (September 2008, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=272

Illinois:

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Report: "Healthcare in Illinois" (August 2008, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.commerce.state.il.us/NR/rdonlyres/04BB5BF3-E11E-404B-AEC1-7C73993BD7E4/0/HealthCareinIllinois.pdf

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Misclassification of American Indian Race in Cancer Incidence Data in North Carolina," by Karen Knight, Bonnie C. Yankaskas, Anthony Fleg, and Chandrika Rao (SCHS Study 159, September 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/SCHS159.pdf

B. "2007 Infant Mortality Statistics for North Carolina" (September 2008).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/deaths/ims/2007/

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Report: "Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: MDG Gap Task Force Report 2008," (2008, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.who.int/medicines/mdg/MDG8EnglishWeb.pdf

2. World Health Organization/Public Health Agency of Canada Report: "Health Equity Through Intersectoral Action: An Analysis of 18 Country Case Studies" (2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/2008/hetia18-esgai18/pdf/hetia18-esgai18-eng.pdf

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) Press Release: "Health-related activities account for 5.3% of the Brazilian economy (in 2005)." (Sep. 3, 2008). The press release links to a larger report about the Brazilian economy, which is in Portuguese.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1218&id_pagina=1

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Sep. 4-9, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm?Languageswitch=on

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Selected Privately Funded Morbidity Data 2003/04: Summary Tables," (September 2008, Microsoft Word Word and Excel format).

http://www.nzhis.govt.nz/moh.nsf/pagesns/567

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UK:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Cancer survival lower in deprived areas" (Sep. 4, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/cspct0908.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Monitoring the Future Report: "Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2007. Volume I: Secondary school students, 2007," by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and John E. Schulenberg (NIH Publication No. 08-6418A, 2008, .pdf format, 707p.).

http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/vol1_2007.pdf

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Rhode Island’s Medicaid Proposal Would Put Beneficiaries at Risk and Undermine the Federal-State Partnership Could Set Dangerous Precedent for Other States," by Judith Solomon (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/9-4-08health.htm

More information about CBPP:

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

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National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Monograph: 2008 Amendments to the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 41p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing .pdf copies. Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12260

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European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Policy Brief: "The Vienna Drug Policy 1970 to 2005: External and Internal Views," by Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, Arno Pilgram, and Christine Reidl (August 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=1298

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Erasmus University Medical Center [Rotterdam, Netherlands]/European Community Report: "Tackling Health Inequalities In Europe: An Integrated Approach (August 2008, .pdf format, 634p.).

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_projects/2003/action1/docs/2003_1_16_frep_en.pdf

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Fraser Institute (Vancouver, British Columbia) Report: "Medical Technology in Canada," by Nadeem Esmail and Dominika Wrona (August 2008, .pdf format, 99p.).

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/Commerce.web/publication_details.aspx?pubID=6122

Scroll down to the "Download" tab at the end of the page.

More information about FI:

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/aboutus/whoweare/

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Article: "Lack of Association between Measles Virus Vaccine and Autism with Enteropathy: A Case-Control Study," by Mady Hornig, Thomas Briese, Timothy Buie, Margaret L. Bauman, Gregory Lauwers, Ulrike Siemetzki, Kimberly Hummel, Paul A. Rota, William J. Bellini, John J. O'Leary, Orla Sheils, Errol Alden, Larry Pickering, and W. Ian Lipkin (PLoS ONE 3(9): e3140. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003140, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003140

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Abstract: "Guns and Suicide in the United States," by Matthew Miller and David Hemenway (Vol. 359, No. 10, Sep. 4, 2008, p. 989-991).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/359/10/989

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British Medical Journal News Extracts. Article Abstract:

A. "German health insurance companies reluctantly agree to doctors’ pay rise," by Annette Tuffs (BMJ 2008;337:a1533, Sep. 3, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/sep03_1/a1533?papetoc

B. "Bias alone could account for benefit attributed to flu vaccine, study finds," by Jeanne Lenzer (BMJ 2008;337:a1550, Sep. 3, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/sep03_1/a1550?papetoc

C. "Government ruling would protect US healthcare workers who object to abortion," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (BMJ 2008;337:a1509, Sep. 2, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/sep02_1/a1509?papetoc

D. "Cutting price of alcohol is associated with higher mortality, study shows," by Roger Dobson (BMJ 2008;337:a1504, Sep. 1, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/sep01_1/a1504?papetoc

E. ""Effect of illicit direct to consumer advertising on use of etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod in Canada: controlled longitudinal study," by Michael R. Law, Sumit R. Majumdar, Stephen B. Soumerai (Article abstract, BMJ 2008;337:a1055, Sep. 2, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/337/sep02_1/a1055

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center: "The Effects of Early Childhood Diseases on Young Adult Health in Guatemala," by Rachel Margolis (PARC Working Paper No. 2008-07, August 2008, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/parc_working_papers/20/

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity," by Daniel L. Millimet, Rusty Tchernis, and Muna Husain (w14297, September 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

In light of the recent rise in childhood obesity, the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have received renewed attention. Using panel data on over 13,500 primary school students, we assess the relationship between SBP and NSLP participation and (relatively) long-run measures of child weight. After documenting a positive association between SBP participation and child weight, and no association between NSLP participation and child weight, we present evidence indicating positive selection into the SBP. Allowing for even modest positive selection is sufficient to alter the results, indicating that the SBP is a valuable tool in the current battle against childhood obesity, whereas the NSLP exacerbates the current epidemic.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14297

B. The Effect of Medicare Coverage for the Disabled on the Market for Private Insurance," by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler (w14309, September 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

Subsidies for health insurance for chronically ill, high-cost individuals may increase coverage in the broader population by improving the functioning of insurance markets. In this paper, we assess an historical example of a policy intervention of this sort, the extension of Medicare to the disabled, on the private insurance coverage of non-disabled individuals. We use data on insurance coverage from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics from before and after the extension of Medicare to the disabled to estimate the effect of the program on private insurance coverage rates in the broader population. We find that the insurance coverage of individuals who had a health condition that limited their ability to work increased significantly in states with high versus low rates of disability. Our findings suggest that subsidizing individuals with high expected health costs is an effective way to increase the private insurance coverage of other high-cost individuals.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14309

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Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development: "Information Availability for Measuring and Comparing Quality of Mental Health Care Across OECD Countries," by Sandra Garcia Armesto, Helena Medeiros, Lihan Wei (Health Technical Paper No. 20, August 2008, .pdf format, 66p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33929_41243839_119684_1_1_1,00.html

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 47, No. 7, S2, Oct. 1, 2008). The topic of the supplement is: Health Care--Associated Infection (HAI): A Critical Appraisal of the Emerging Threat" Proceedings of the HAI Summit." 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.

Vol. 47, No. 7:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/47/7

Vol. 47, S2:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/47/s2

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 49, No. 3, September 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asoca/jhsb/2008/00000049/00000003

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health News Release: "NIH Announces New Transformative R01 Funding Program" (Sep. 9, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2008/od-09a.htm

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US National Science Foundation: "Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID) (NSF 08-601, replaces NSF 07-513, Sep. 4, 2008, NSF in conjunction with US National Institutes of Health and U.K. Economic and Social Research Council, ). For more information see:

HTML:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08601/nsf08601.htm?govDel=USNSF_25

ASCII text:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08601/nsf08601.txt?govDel=USNSF_25

.pdf format (11p.):

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08601/nsf08601.pdf?govDel=USNSF_25

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CONFERENCES:

Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health Conference: "Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation," to be held Apr. 18-19, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut. For more information see:

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Sep. 8, 2008.

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

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Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Sep. 8, 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 Sep. 9, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "Improving Health Care Quality: An Integral Step Toward Health Reform," a hearing held Sep. 9, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing090908.htm

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DATA:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There may be 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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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=5923

Then change the number after the equal sign to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

New listings are numbered 5923-5933

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