Current Social Science Research Report--Health #99, February 10, 2009.

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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

=========================================================================

CSSRR-Social is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

=========================================================================

To CSSRR-Econ #99

To CSSRR- Sociology #99

CSSRR-Index

=========================================================================

Index to this issue:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

US

US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

=========================================================================

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Government Accountability Office Report: "Foster Care: State Practices for Assessing Health Needs, Facilitating Service Delivery, and Monitoring Children's Care," (GAO-09-26, February 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-26

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "HIV Infection Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men --- Jackson, Mississippi, 2006--2008," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 4, February 6, 2009, .pdf and HTML format, p. 77-81).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5804a2.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5804.pdf

3. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Targeted Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice" (Feb. 9, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2009/nci-09.htm

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report:

A. "National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2007. Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities," (January 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 216p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/nssats2k7/nssats2k7toc.cfm

B. "Trends in Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers: 2002 to 2007," (February 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/painRelievers/nonmedicalTrends.cfm

Return to top

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

US States:

Georgia:

Division of Public Health Report: "Georgia Immunization Study: 2007," by Carol A. Hoban and Katherine Kahn (2009, .pdf format, 115p.).

http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/publications/reports/gaimmunizationstudy.07.pdf

Nebraska:

Department of Health and Human Services Report: "The Impact of Diabetes in Nebraska" (February 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/diabetes/summary_stats.pdf

Nevada:

Academy of Health Report: "Nevada Health Scorecard" (January 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://dhhs.nv.gov/AcademyHealth/Health_Scorecard_v10.pdf

Return to top

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 87, No. 2, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 81-160).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/2/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Report: "Medicine prices, availability, affordability and price components: a synthesis report of medicine price surveys undertaken in selected countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region" (2008, .pdf format, 111p.).

http://www.emro.who.int/publications/Book_Details.asp?ID=964

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "European report on child injury prevention," by Dinesh Sethi, Elizabeth Towner, Joanne Vincenten, Maria Segui-Gomez and Francesca Racioppi (2008, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20090204_1

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jan. 28,-Feb. 10, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Jan. 28-Feb. 10, 2009).

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

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "2009 Annual Single Exit Price" (February 2009, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

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

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

UK:

Department of Health Report: "Health Profile of England 2008" (January 2009, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/DH_093465

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

Return to top

=========================================================================

OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles]: "Teen Dietary Habits Related to Those of Parents," by Allison L. Diamant, Susan H. Babey, Malia Jones, and E. Richard Brown (February 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=321

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs [Syracuse University] Policy Brief: "Physician Sovereignty: The Dangerous Persistence of an Obsolete Idea," by David Lawrence (Policy Brief No. 40, February 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/pbriefs/pb40.pdf

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Demographic and Health Survey Reports: DHS has recently released several reports (all .pdf format).: They are:

"Ghana: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006 - Final Report (252p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=872&srchTp=home

"The Role of Partner Reduction and Faithfulness in HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe" (25p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=871&srchTp=home

"Incontinence Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys: Comparative Analysis of a Proxy Measurement of Vaginal Fistula and Recommendations for Future Population-Based Data Collection" (48p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=866&srchTp=home

"Medical Injection Use and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa" (27p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=865&srchTp=home

"Understanding Women's Empowerment: A Comparative Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Data" (204p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=864&srchTp=home

"Jordan: DHS, 2007 - Key Findings" (20p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=863&srchTp=home

"HIV Factsheet" (2p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=875&srchTp=home

"Decentralizing Kenya's Health Management System: An Evaluation" (31p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?id=878&srchTp=home

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Demographic Research Articles:

A. "A systematic literature review of studies analyzing the effect of sex, age, education, marital status, obesity and smoking on health transitions," by Gabriele Doblhammer, Rasmus Hoffmann, Elena Muth Christina Westphal, and Anne Kruse (Vol. 20, Article 5, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 37-64).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/5/default.htm

B. "Overestimating HIV infection: The construction and accuracy of subjective probabilities of HIV infection in rural Malawi," by Philip Anglewicz and Hans-Peter Kohler (Vol. 20, Article 6, February 2009, .pdf format, p. 65-96).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol20/6/default.htm

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Policy Brief: "Intoxication and Intoxicated Behaviour in Contemporary European Cultures: Myths, Realities and the Implications for Policy, (Prevention) Practice and Research," by Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl and Betsy Thom (February 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=1425

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "Spending To Survive: Cancer Patients Confront Holes in the Health Insurance System," (February 2009, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://kff.org/insurance/7851.cfm

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rand Corporation Monograph: The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States, 2005," by Nancy Nicosia, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Beau Kilmer, Russell Lundberg, and James Chiesa (MG-829-MPF/NIDA, January 2009, .pdf format, 141p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG829/

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report:

A. "Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans: Implications for Those with High Medical Costs, Low Incomes, and the Uninsured," by Linda J. Blumberg and Lisa Clemans-Cope (January 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=38290&topicid=1049

B. "Charting the Course: Preparing for the Future, Learning from the Past," by Shelly Ten Napel, Anne Bulchis, Margaret Trinity, Enrique Martinez-Vidal, Colin McGlynn and Isabel Friedenzohn (January 2009, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20090204stateofthestates.pdf

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Public Library Of Science (Plos) One Article: "Confusion and Conflict in Assessing the Physical Activity Status of Middle-Aged Men," by Dylan Thompson, Alan M. Batterham, Daniella Markovitch, Natalie C. Dixon, Adam J. S. Lund, and Jean-Philippe Walhin (PLoS ONE 4(2): e4337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004337, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0004337

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the Risk of Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," by Katherine J. Stothard, Peter W.G. Tennant, Ruth Bell, and Judith Rankin (Vol. 301, No. 6, Feb. 11, 2009, p. 636-650).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/301/6/636

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lancet World Report: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles: "Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis worsens," by Clare Kapp (Vol. 373, No. 9662, Feb. 7, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 447).

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60151-3/fulltext

Return to top

=========================================================================

WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research: "Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya," by Pascaline Dupas (w14707, February 2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

I use a randomized experiment to test whether information can change sexual behavior among teenagers in Kenya. Providing information on the relative risk of HIV infection by partner's age led to a 28% decrease in teen pregnancy, an objective proxy for the incidence of unprotected sex. Self-reported sexual behavior data suggests substitution away from older (riskier) partners and towards protected sex with same-age partners. In contrast, the national abstinence-only HIV education curriculum had no impact on teen pregnancy. These results suggest that teenagers are responsive to risk information but their sexual behavior is more elastic on the intensive than on the extensive margin.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14707

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES) [Paris, France]: "Dynamic Estimation of Health Expenditure: A new approach for simulating individual expenditure," by Valérie Albouy, Laurent Davezies, and Thierry Debrand (Working Paper No. 20, January 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

This study compares estimates of outpatient expenditure computed with different models. Our aim is to predict annual health expenditures. We use a French panel dataset over a six year period (2000-2006) for 7112 individuals. Our article is based on the estimations of five different models. The first model is a simple two part model estimated in cross section. The other models (models 2 to 5) are estimated with selection models (or generalized tobit models). Model 2 is a basic sample selection model in cross section. Model 3 is similar to model 2, but takes into account the panel dimension. It includes constant unobserved heterogeneity to deal with state dependency. Model 4 is a dynamic sample selection model (with lagged adjustment), while in model 5, we take into account the possible heteroskedasticity of residuals in the dynamic model.

We find that all the models have the same properties in the cross section dimension (distribution, probability of health care use by gender and age, health expenditure by gender and age) but model 5 gives better results reflecting the temporal correlation with health expenditure. Indeed, the retransformation of predicted log transformed expenditures in homoscedastic models (models 1 to 4) generates very poor temporal correlation for " heavy consumers ", although the data show the contrary. Incorporation of heteroskedasticity gives better results in terms of temporal correlation

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT20DynamicEstimationOfHealthExpenditure.pdf

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

American Enterprise Institute: "The OECD's Study on Health Status Determinant: Roles of Lifestyle, Environment, Health-Care Resources and Spending Efficiency: An Analysis," by H. E. Frech III (No. 145, February 2009, .pdf format, 73p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29340/pub_detail.asp

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department: "Health Care Reform in the United States," by David Carey, Bradley Herring and Patrick Lenain (No. 665, February 2009, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

In spite of improvements, on various measures of health outcomes the United States appears to rank relatively poorly among OECD countries. Health expenditures, in contrast, are significantly higher than in any other OECD country. While there are factors beyond the health-care system itself that contribute to this gap in performance, there is also likely to be scope to improve the health of Americans while reducing, or at least not increasing spending. This paper focuses on two factors that contribute to this discrepancy between health outcomes and health expenditures in the United States: inequitable access to medical services and subsidized private insurance policies; and inefficiencies in public health insurance. It then suggests two sets of reforms likely to improve the US health-care system. The first is a package of reforms to achieve close to universal health insurance coverage. The second set of reforms relates to payment methods and coverage decisions within the Medicare programme to realign incentives and increase the extent of economic evaluation of different medical procedures.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2009doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2009)6

Return to top

=========================================================================

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

AIDS (Vol. 23, No. 3, January 28, 2009).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200901280-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol169/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 48, No. s2, No. 5 Mar. 1, 2009). 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. 48, No. s2:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/48/s2

Vol. 48, No. 5:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/48/5

International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 38, No. 1, Feb. 2009).. Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol38/issue1/index.dtl

Return to top

=========================================================================

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

National Institutes of Health: "Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Coordinating Unit (U01)," (RFA-HL-10-005, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with other agencies, Feb. 2, 2009).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-10-005.html

Return to top

=========================================================================

CONFERENCES:

"5th Conference of the International Society for Equity in Health," to be held in Crete, Greece on Jun. 9-11, 2009. Call for abstracts deadline is Feb. 28, 2009. For more information see:

http://www.iseqh-conference2009.com/

Return to top

=========================================================================

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 10, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 10, 2009.

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Feb. 10, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/400/allindex.htm

Return to top

=========================================================================

DATA:

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Data Updates: The following databases have been updated through January 2009:

A. "European health for all database"

B. "European detailed mortality database"

http://www.euro.who.int/InformationSources/Data/20010827_1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Feb. 8, 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=2008-07-28&enddate=2009-02-08

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

Return to top

=========================================================================

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

Condliffe, Simon and Link, Charles R. The Relationship Between Economic Status and Child Health: Evidence From the United States. American Economic Review. 2008; 4(1605-1618).

Davis, Matthew M.; McGonagle, Katherine A.; Schoeni, Robert F., and Stafford, Frank P. Grandparental and Parental Obesity Influences on Childhood Overweight: Implications for Primary Care Practice. Journal of American Board of Family Medicine. 2008; 21(6):549-554.

Simonton, Sharon Z. Socioeconomic Status And Childhood Overweight In A Nationally Representative Sample of U. S. Children Aged 6-18 Years . Annals of Epidemiology. 2008; 18 (9):723-.

Return to top