Current Social Science Research Report--Health #18, June 5, 2007.

CSSRR-Health 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

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

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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

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base Update. The Bureau's HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base has been updated so that the current version is now December 2006. Summary tables (Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format) and maps (color and black and white--.gif format, with data in Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format) are available at the site. The current version of the database is available on CD-ROM free of charge upon email request.

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/hivaidsd.html

2. Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Slide Set Updates, Periodical:

A. "HIV Mortality" has been updated through 2004 (30 slides, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Macromedia Flash format).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/mortality/index.htm

HIV/AIDS Slide Sets:

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

B. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 5, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next EID is released, this one, along with all others, will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/pastcon.htm

3. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Childbirth-Related Hospitalizations among Adolescent Girls, 2004" (Statistical Brief #31, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.). Both formats can be accessed at:

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

See the links for #31.

4. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, QuickStats:

A. "Sunburn Prevalence Among Adults --- United States, 1999, 2003, and 2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 21, Jun. 1, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 524-528).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5621a2.htm

B. "Estimated Percentage of Persons Who Delayed or Did Not Receive Medical Care During the Preceding Year Because of Cost, by Respondent-Assessed Health Status --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, QuickStats, Vol. 56, No. 21, Jun. 1, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 535).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5621a5.htm

.pdf for both:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5621.pdf

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US States:

Massachusetts:

Department of Health and Human Services Reports:

A. "Massachusetts Births: 2005" (January 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 114p.).

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Community+Health+and+Safety&L3=Population+Health+Statistics&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_research_epi_c_births&csid=Eeohhs2

B. "Regional Health Status Indicators: Massachusetts" (June 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, with a Central Regional Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word format, 48 slides).

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Community+Health+and+Safety&L3=Population+Health+Statistics&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_research_epi_c_regional_health&csid=Eeohhs2

Oregon:

Department of Human Services Report: "Spring 2007 Client Caseload Forecast" (May 2007, .pdf format, 102p.).

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/data/forecasts/2007/spring_07.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: "Health without Borders: Improving health and reducing HIV/AIDS vulnerability among long-distance road transport workers through a multisectoral approach" (Emerging Social Issues Division," May 2007, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1217

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European Commission:

Meeting of the Expert Group on Social Determinants and Health Inequalities papers, from a meeting held May 7, 2007 in Luxembourg (May 2007, .pdf format).

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/socio_economics/ev_070507_en.htm

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Australia:

Institute for Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2007," (May 2007, .pdf format, 220p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10451

B. "Australian hospital statistics 2005-06," (Health services series no. 30, May 2007, .pdf format, 394p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10455

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Report: Health Indicators, 2007 (May 2007, .pdf format, 85p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_770_E&cw_topic=770&cw_rel=AR_152_E

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: "Study: Lower income and declines in self-rated health" (The Daily, Jun. 5, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070605/d070605a.htm

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France:

Institut national d'etudes demographques (INED) Periodical: "Population and societies (No. 434, May 2007, .pdf format, 4p.). This month's article is: "More could be done to prevent road deaths in France," by Claude Got, Patricia Delhomme, and Sylvain Lassarre.

http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1296/

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "More women die of lung cancer," by Jan Hoogenboezem and Kim de Bruin (May 31, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2199-wm.htm

B. "Majority give up smoking around the age of forty," by Frans Frenken (May 31, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2204-wm.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Article: "Does cancer affect the divorce rate?" by Astri Syse and Oystein Kravdal (Vol. 15, Article 15, June 2007, .pdf format, p. 469-492).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/15/default.htm

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Demographic and Health Surveys Periodical: HIV Notes from MEASURE DHS (May 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pub_details.cfm?ID=672&srchTp=type

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Update: "Prescription Drug Trends Fact Sheet - May 2007 Update" (May 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.kff.org/rxdrugs/3057.cfm

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Rand Corporation Monograph: "Hospital-Based Integrative Medicine, by Ian D. Coulter, Marcia A. Ellison, Lara Hilton, Hilary Rhodes, Gery Ryan. (May 2007, .pdf format, 179 p.)

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG591/

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 33, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN33.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Physicians for Human Rights Report: "Epidemic of Inequality: Women's Rights and HIV/AIDS in Botswana & Swaziland" (May 2007, .pdf format, 292p.).

http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/report-2007-05-25.html

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation, edited by Richard J. Bonnie, Kathleen Stratton, and Robert B. Wallace (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook format, 628p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11795.html

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JSTOR Update: The following journal has been added to the JSTOR archive. To view all the journals in the archive see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/all.list.html

To determine whether your institution is a JSTOR member, and what the "moving wall" of publication dates for these and all JSTOR publications is, see:

http://www.jstor.org/about/

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California Health Care Foundation Report: "Medi-Cal Facts and Figures: A Look at California's Medicaid Program, 2007," (May 2007, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.chcf.org/topics/medi-cal/index.cfm?itemID=21659

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles:

A. "The Great Failure of Malaria Control in Africa: A District Perspective from Burkina Faso," by Bocar Kouyaté, Ali Sie, Maurice Yé, Manuela De Allegri, and Olaf Müller (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040127

B. "Teaching Global Health at the Frontlines: A multidisciplinary course in Peru presents basic concepts to students," by Javier Villafuerte-Galvez and Walter H. Curioso (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040130

More information about PLoS:

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/faq.php

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Science Article Abstracts:

A. "Genome-Wide Association Analysis Identifies Loci for Type 2 Diabetes and Triglyceride Levels," by Diabetes Genetics Initiative of Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Lund University, and Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Richa Saxena, et.al. (Vol. 316, No. 5829, Jun. 1, 2007, p. 1331-1336).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/316/5829/1331

B. "Replication of Genome-Wide Association Signals in UK Samples Reveals Risk Loci for Type 2 Diabetes," by Eleftheria Zeggini, et.al. (Vol. 316, No. 5829, Jun. 1, 2007, p. 1336-1341).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/316/5829/1336

C. "A Genome-Wide Association Study of Type 2 Diabetes in Finns Detects Multiple Susceptibility Variants," by Laura J. Scott, et.al. (Vol. 316, No. 5829, Jun. 1, 2007, p. 1341-1345).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/316/5829/1341

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Extract: "Drug Risks and Free Speech - Can Congress Ban Consumer Drug Ads?" by Miriam Shuchman (Vol. 356, No. 22, May 31, 2007, p. 2236-2239).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/22/2236

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British Medical Journal Article Abstract: "Monitoring and evaluation of programmes to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV in Africa," by Richard Reithinger, Karen Megazzini, Stephen J. Durako, D. Robert Harris, and Sten H. Vermund (Vol. 334, No. 7604, Jun. 2, 2007, p. 1143-1146).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7604/1143

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Lancet Article Abstract: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content. "Effect of prophylactic human papillomavirus L1 virus-like-particle vaccine on risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2, grade 3, and adenocarcinoma in situ: a combined analysis of four randomised clinical trials," by Dr. Kevin A. Ault, The Future II Study Group (Vol. 369, No. 9576, June 2, 2007, p. 1861-1868).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607608526/abstract

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 7, No. 20, Jun. 4, 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 Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center: "Subjective Expectations in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi," by Adaline Delavande and Hans-Peter Kohler (WPS 07-06, May 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we present a newly-developed interactive elicitation methodology to collect probabilistic expectations in a developing country context with low levels of literacy and numeracy, and we evaluate the feasibility and success of this method for a wide range of outcomes in rural Malawi. We find that respondent’s answers about subjective expectations respect basic properties of probabilities, and vary meaningfully with observable characteristics and past experience. From a substantive point of view, the elicited expectations indicate that individuals are generally aware of differential risks. For example, individuals with less income and less land feel rightly at more risk of financial distress than people with higher SES, or people who are divorced or widow feel rightly at more risk of being infected with HIV than currently married individuals. While many expectations -- including also the probability of being currently infected with HIV -- are well-calibrated compared to actual probabilities, mortality expectations are substantially over-estimated compared to lifetable estimates. This overestimation may lead individuals to underestimate the benefits of adopting HIV risk-reduction strategies. The skewed distribution of expectations about condom use also suggests that a small group of innovators are the forerunners in the adoption of condoms within marriage for HIV prevention.

http://www.pop.upenn.edu/rc/parc/aging_center/2007/PARCwps07-06.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "End-stage Renal Disease and Economic Incentives: The International Study of Health Care Organization and Financing," by Avi Dor, Mark V. Pauly, Margaret A. Eichleay, and Philip J. Held (w13125, May 2007, .pdf format, 73p.).

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End-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure, is a debilitating, costly, and increasingly common medical condition. Little is known about how different financing approaches affect ESRD outcomes and delivery of care. This paper presents results from a comparative review of 12 countries with alternative models of incentives and benefits, collected under the International Study of Health Care Organization and Financing, a substudy within the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study. Variation in spending per ESRD patient is relatively small and is correlated with overall per capita health care spending. Between-country variations in spending are reduced using an input price parity index constructed for this study. Remaining differences in costs and outcomes do not seem strongly linked to differences in incentives embedded in national programs.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13125

B. "How Do Workplace Smoking Laws Work? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Local Laws in Ontario, Canada," by Christopher Carpenter (w13133, May 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

There are very large literatures in public health and economics on the effects of workplace smoking bans, with most studies relying on cross-sectional variation. We provide new quasi-experimental evidence on the effects of workplace bans by using the differential timing of adoption of over 100 very strong local smoking by-laws in Ontario, Canada over the period 1997-2004. We employ restricted-use repeated cross section geocoded outcome data to estimate reduced form models that control for demographic characteristics, year fixed effects, and county fixed effects. We first show that the effects of the local laws on actual worksite smoking policy (i.e. the "first stage") were not uniform; specifically, local laws were only effective at increasing ban presence among blue collar workers. Among blue collar workers, adoption of a local by-law significantly reduced the fraction of worksites without any smoking restrictions (i.e. where smoking is allowed anywhere at work) by over half. The differential effect of local policies also improved health outcomes: we find that adoption of a local by-law significantly reduced SHS exposure among blue collar workers by 25-30 percent, and we confirm that workplace smoking laws reduce smoking. We find plausibly smaller and insignificant estimates for white collar and sales/service workers -- the vast majority of whom worked in workplaces with privately initiated smoking bans well before local by-laws were adopted. Overall our findings advance the literature by confirming that workplace smoking bans reduce smoking, documenting the underlying mechanisms through which local smoking by-laws improve health outcomes, and showing that the effects of these laws are strongly heterogeneous with respect to occupation.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W13133

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Princeton University Center for Research on Child Wellbeing: "Language of Interview and the Subjectively-Rated Health of Hispanic Mothers and their Children," by Maren Andrea Jimenez, Xiuhong Helen You, Yolanda C. Padilla, Daniel A. Powers (Working Paper 2007-13-FF, May 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Hispanics tend to be as healthy as non-Hispanic whites across a number of indicators, yet they consistently rate their health as worse than non-Hispanic whites. This incongruous finding has been tied both to levels of acculturation and Spanish-language use, questioning the validity of self-reported health for Spanish speakers in the United States. Furthermore, in the same way that Hispanic adults interviewed in Spanish have worse self-rated health, when asked in Spanish mothers rate their children’s health as worse than those mothers who answer in English. The exact reasons for this relationship, though, are unclear. Frequently this language effect has been taken as an indicator of acculturation; as such, the assumption is that as time progresses Hispanics become more acculturated and answer questions regarding their health more similarly to non-Hispanic whites.

However, up until this point there has been no longitudinal research examining the relationship between rated health and language of interview. Using three waves of data on Hispanic mothers and their children from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study, this paper addresses the following questions: 1. Is Spanish language interview predictive of worse rated health for both mothers and children, and do these relationships change over time? 2. Does the effect of language on rated health persist after controlling for potential mediators? By employing two-level generalized linear models, we find that on average, those who were interviewed in Spanish are more likely to rate their and their children’s health as worse than those who answered in English. The effect of language of interview on reported health persists over time, even after controlling for measures of acculturation, physical and mental health, and access to health care. Contrary to what some have proposed, we see no discernable change over time in the way women rate their own health or that of their children.

http://crcw.princeton.edu/workingpapers/WP07-13-FF.pdf

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Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development: "Cross-country analysis of efficiency in OECD health care sectors: options for research," by Unto Häkkinen and Isabelle Joumard (Economics Department Working Papers No. 554, May 2007, .pdf and Word format, 38p.).

Abstract:

A key policy challenge in most OECD countries is to improve outcomes of the health care system while containing its costs. Benchmarking countries and identifying best practices to enhance public spending cost-effectiveness would, in this regard, be a useful exercise. This paper presents three main options for measuring effectiveness in the health care sector, discusses their pros and cons, including data availability and the possibility of whether these options would allow an analysis of how the institutional setting shapes spending effectiveness.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2007doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2007)14

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

AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 10, June 2007).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200706190-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 12, Jun. 15, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

Biometrika (Vol. 94, No. 2, June 2007).

http://biomet.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl

Environmental Health (Vol. 69, No. 10, June 2007, pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH06.07_TOC.pdf

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 115, No. 6, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-6/toc.html

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 48, No. 2, July 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02732300

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes Of Health:

A. "Program Projects for Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells (P01)" (RFA-GM-08-003, May 30, 2007, National Institute of General Medical Sciences). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-08-003.html

B."NCMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Intervention Research Phase (R24)," (RFA-MD-07-003, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, in conjunction with other agencies, May 30, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-07-003.html

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CONFERENCES:

From conferencealerts.com:

"Recruitment and Retention In The Health Workforce," to be held in Gold Coast, Australia (Nov. 12-14, 2007).

http://www.nursingone.com/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its job listings to include items from May 30-June 5, 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor Hearing Testimony: ""Workplace Safety: Why do Millions of Workers Remain Without OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Coverage?" a hearing held May 24, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/wp052407.shtml

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DATA:

RAND Corporation Center for Population Health and Health Disparities: "The CPHHD Data Core houses a large number of measures derived for a variety of substantive areas in several distinct data series including: Cost-of-Living, Disability, Pollution, Population and Housing Characteristics, Segregation Indices, and Street Connectivity. The number and comprehensiveness of the measures derived within each series vary according to the expansiveness of the substantive area. Generally speaking, the time periods for which these data are available are the 1990-2000 time period, though data are available for years before and after this time frame, depending upon the series. Data are available for various geographic summarization levels including: census tract, county (FIPs and geographic), and MSA (geographic). In addition, the data have been put in terms of two temporal definitions of geography, either in terms of 1990 or 2000 geographical definitions. To facilitate ease of use, the series are available in several physical data formats including: SAS, Stata, and CSV formats." Rand requires free registration before providing this data. For more information see:

http://www.rand.org/health/centers/pophealth/data.html

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey ((Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2007).Note: public files are available in .zip and self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII and SAS transport format, with documentation and codebook in .pdf and HTML format, SAS and SPSS formatting statements in ASCII format):

A. Raw Data:

a. "MEPS HC-091: 2005 Jobs File"

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-091

b. "MEPS LINK_2005HC/NHIS: 2005 MEPS/2004 & 2003 NHIS Link File." "All ten (1996-2005) MEPS/NHIS Link Files are included on one CD-ROM. The MEPS/NHIS Link Files CD is available by request only. The 2005 MEPS/NHIS Link File contains a cross-walk that will allow data users to merge the MEPS 2005 Full-Year Population Characteristics public use data file, HC-090, with the NHIS 2003/2004 person-level public use data files. In this linkage file, a record exists for each person in the HC-090 file. Sample persons in NHIS that do not link to any MEPS sample persons are not represented in the linkage file. Sample persons in the HC-090 file who do not link with the 2003 NHIS or 2004 NHIS respondent person sample have a value of 9999 for the NHIS link id. The HC-090 file covers calendar year 2005 and contains data from Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of the MEPS Panel 9 (which uses the 2003 NHIS as its sampling frame) combined with data from Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of the MEPS Panel 10 (which uses the 2004 NHIS as its sampling frame). Confidentiality forms must be filled out and submitted to AHRQ before this file can be obtained."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=LINK_2005HC/NHIS

c. "MEPS HC-090: 2005 Full Year Population Characteristics."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-090

B. Tabular Data:

a. "Update to MEPS-IC (Insurance Component) estimates of the percent of enrollees enrolled in self-insured plans"

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/quick_tables.jsp

b. "Update to Household Sample Size -- added panel data for persons and families for 1996-2004."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/survey_comp/hc_sample_size.jsp

c. "New tabular data for the "State-Level Medical Expenditures, 2004," (May 31, 2007).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/quick_tables_results.jsp?component=1&subcomponent=0&year=2004&tableSeries=8&searchText=&searchMethod=1&Action=Search

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jun. 4, 2007 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/org/announce.html

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

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

Click on "list".

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