Current Social Science Research Report--Health #84, October 14, 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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles (HTML and .pdf format).

A. "Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13--17 Years --- United States, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 40, Oct. 10, 2008, p. 1100-1103).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5740a2.htm

B. "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Are Obese, by Type of Difficulty or Limitation --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2001--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 40, Oct. 10, 2008, p. 1100-1106).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5740a8.htm

.pdf for both:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5740.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "NIH Scientists Discover Crucial Control in Long-Lasting Immunity: Tango Between T and B Cells Depends on Key Protein" (Oct. 10, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2008/niaid-10.htm

3. Environmental Protection Agency Report: "Children’s Environmental Health: 2008 Highlights" (October 2008, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/2008_highlights.htm/$file/OCHP_2008_Highlights_508.pdf

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Study Statistical Brief: "Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for State and Local Governments, by Census Division, 2006," by Beth Levin Crimmel and John Sommers (Statistical Brief No. 223, October 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=879

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US States:

Maine:

Office of Health Data and Program Management Report: "2006 PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) Detailed Data Tables" (2008).

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bohodr/tables2006.htm

New Mexico:

Department of Health Periodical: New Mexico Epidemiology. The Department of Health has recently released the following issues:

"Influenza Surveillance in New Mexico 2007--2008 Season," by Katie Avery, Mark Mueller, and Chad Smelser (Vol. 2008, No. 6, Sep. 19, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/pdf/ER%20Influenza%20Surveillance%2009162008.pdf

"Changing Trends in Drug Overdose Deaths New Mexico, 2006-07," by Nina Shah (Vol. 2008, No. 7, Sep. 26, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/pdf/ER%20Drug%20Overdose%20Deaths%2009262008.pdf

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Report: "NC-CATCH" (2008, HTML and .pdf format). "The North Carolina CATCH (Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Community Health) system was developed by faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), under a contract funded by the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Funds for the development of NC-CATCH were also provided by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. NC-CATCH is a collaborative effort between UNCC and state and local public health agencies in the state. The NC-CATCH "County Profiles" presented here provide the public with easy assembly of a wide array of demographic and community health data, along with comparisons with peer counties and the state. In addition, the NC-CATCH "Indicator Fact Sheets" supply users with trends in indicators over time, as well as breakdowns by race and ethnicity for many health measures. While the reports were designed to assist with Community Health Assessment, they will also inform the citizens of North Carolina regarding public health trends occurring in their county, region, and throughout the state." Note: Internet Explorer is required to view these reports.

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/catch/

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Report: "The World Health Report 2008: Primary Health Care--Now More Than Ever" (October 2008, .pdf format, 119p.).

http://www.who.int/whr/2008/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Monograph: Policies and practices for mental health in Europe: Meeting the challenges (2008, .pdf format, 191p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/mentalhealth/baseline/20080602_1

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien d'information sur la sante Report: " Hospital Financial Performance Indicators, 1999-2000 to 2006-2007" (October 2008, 23p., with tables in .pdf, Microsoft Excel or web based extractable form).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=AR150_2008data_e

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 9-14, 2008).

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 8-14, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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UK:

National Health Service Report: "Personal Social Services expenditure and unit costs: England 2007-08 Provisional Council Data" (October 2008, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/pss0708exp

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Report: "Can a Public Insurance Plan Increase Competition and Lower the Costs of Health Reform?" by John Holahan and Linda J. Blumberg (October 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411762.html

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Kaiser Family Foundation health08.org Election Brief: "Women's Health and Election 2008" (October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/h08_7822.cfm

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Population Reference Bureau Reports, Article:

A. "Abortion in the Middle East and North Africa," by Rasha Dabash and Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi (October 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/PolicyBriefs/abortion-mena.aspx

B. "Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends," by Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs and Donna Clifton (Wall Chart, October 2008, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2008/fgm2008.aspx

C. "Reducing Child Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Surveys Find Mixed Progress," by Charles H. Teller and Soumya Alva (October 2008).

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

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "America’s Health Starts With Healthy Children: How Do States Compare?" by Susan Egerter, Paula Braveman, Elsie Pamuk, Catherine Cubbin, Mercedes Dekker, Veronica Pedregon, and Tabashir Sadegh-Nobari, (October 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/commissionchildrenshealthchartbook.pdf

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Employee Benefits Research Institute Periodical: EBRI Notes (Vol. 29, No. 10, October 2008, .pdf format, 15p.). The topic of this issue is "The 2008 Health Confidence Survey: Rising Costs Continue to Change the Way Americans Use the Health Care System, by Ruth Helman and Paul Fronstin.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3987

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New America Foundation Report: "Across State Lines Explained: Why Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines is Not the Answer," by Elizabeth Carpenter, Len Nichols, and John Bertko (October 2008, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.newamerica.net/publications/policy/across_state_lines_explained

More information about NAF:

http://www.newamerica.net/about

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Demographic Research Article: "Polygyny and HIV in Malawi," by Georges Reniers and Rania Tfaily (Vol. 19, Article 53, October 2008, .pdf format, p. 1811-1830). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/53/default.htm

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Time Article: "The Forgotten Plague," by Alice Park (Oct. 2, 2008).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1846717,00.html

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Nature Review Abstract: "Malaria research in the post-genomic era," by Elizabeth Ann Winzeler (Vol. 455, No. 7214, Oct. 9, 2008, p. 751-756).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7214/abs/nature07361.html

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PLoS (Public Library of Science) One Article: "Underutilization of Social Insurance among the Poor: Evidence from the Philippines," by Stella Quimbo, Jhiedon Florentino, John W. Peabody, Riti Shimkhada, Carlo Panelo, and Orville Solon (PLoS ONE 3(10): e3379. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003379, XML, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003379

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Modern Health Care for All Americans," by Barack Obama (Perspective, Vol. 359, No. 15, Oct. 9, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1537-1541). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/359/15/1537

B. "Access to Quality and Affordable Health Care for Every American," by John McCain (Perspective, Vol. 359, No. 15, Oct. 9, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1537-1541). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/359/15/1537-a

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "Cricket legend Tendulkar tells Indian children to wash their hands," by Zosia Kmietowicz (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a2011, Oct. 9, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/oct09_1/a2011?papetoc

B. "New Portuguese code no longer defines abortion as ethical misconduct," by Tiago Villanueva (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1945, Oct. 8, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/oct08_1/a1945?papetoc

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Lancet Special Report: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Nigeria struggles to contain poliomyelitis," by Margaret Harris Cheng (Vol. 372, No. 9646, Oct. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1287-1290). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608615342/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

University of Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center (PARC): "How Beliefs about HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi," by Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira, and Petra Todd (WP 09, 2008, October 2008, .pdf format, 49p.)

http://repository.upenn.edu/parc_working_papers/22/

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

A. "Race, Ethnicity and the Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage," by Robert W. Fairlie and Rebecca A. London (Discussion Paper 3708, September 2008, .pdf format, 49p.). 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%3D3708

B. "Polarisation and Health," by Cristina Blanco Pérez and Xavi Ramos (Discussion Paper 3727, September 2008, .pdf format, 18p.). 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%3D3727

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

AIDS (Vol. 22, Supplement. 3, September 2008).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200809003-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 168, No. 8, Oct. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol168/issue8/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 11, November 2008).Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue11/?etoc

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 50, No. 10, October 2008).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200810000-00000.htm

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 56, No. 1/2, Oct. 30, 2008).

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

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 106, No. 1, November 2008).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol106/issue1/index.dtl

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CONFERENCES:

Carolina Population Center: "2008 Add Health Users Conference materials available for download," (October 2008). Abstracts and presentation slides from the 2008 Users Conference are available for downloading (.pdf format).

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/news/2008-add-health-users-conference-materials-available-for-download

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

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Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 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 Oct. 14, 2008.

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

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DATA:

Census Bureau: "Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)" (October 2008, Interactive web extraction and ASCII text format, with maps available in .pdf format). The data is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County" (CB08-152, Oct. 9, 2008).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/health_care_insurance/012765.html

Click on "Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)" for link to data.

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Education and Social Data Service (ESDS): "Scottish Morbidity Linked Dataset." "The Scottish Morbidity Linked Dataset is a new powerful research database which encompasses Scottish Health Survey records, linked to NHS acute and psychiatric hospital records, cancer, and death registrations. A selection of SPSS minimum datasets providing summarised linked morbidity and mortality information are available on request from Catherine.storey@isd.csa.scot.nhs.uk or David.clark@isd.csa.scot.nhs.uk. More information is available in the following Word document:

http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/shes/SHS_SMRlinkage.doc

Note: there may be restrictions on the acquisition of this data.

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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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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

Grafova, Irina. Overweight Children: Assessing the Contribution of the Neighborhood Environment. Preventive Medicine. 2008; 47(3):304-308.

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