Current Social Science Research Report--Health #5, March 6, 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:

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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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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report:

A. "Office-based Medical Practices: Methods and Estimates from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey," by Esther Hing and Catharine W. Burt (Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 383, March 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad383.pdf

B. "Autopsy Patterns in 2003," by Donna L. Hoyert, Hsiang-Ching Kung, and Jiaquan Xu (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 20, No. 32, March 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_20/sr20_032.pdf

2. National Institutes of Health News Releases:

A. "Review of 1918 Pandemic Flu Studies Offers More Questions than Answers" (Feb. 28, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2007/niaid-28.htm

B. "Study Advances Evidence for Receptorís Role in Alcohol Pleasure and Problems" (Mar. 6, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2007/niaaa-06.htm

3. Department of Health and Human Services News Release: "HHS Secretary Leavitt Unveils Plan for "Value Exchanges" to Report on Health Care Quality and Cost at Local level" (Feb. 28, 2007).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/20070228.html

4. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Risk Factors --- United States, 1999--2004" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 8, Mar. 2, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 161-165).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5608a2.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5608.pdf

5. Government Accountability Office Report: "Hurricane Katrina: Allocation and Use of 2 Billion Dollars for Medicaid and Other Health Care Needs" (GAO-07-67, February 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0767.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html

6. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Trends in the Use and Expenditures for the Therapeutic Class Prescribed Psychotherapeutic Agents and All Subclasses, 1997 and 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief No. 163, February 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=803

B. "Getting Health Care from Specialists among Adults with Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004," by Anita Soni and Steven C. Hill (Statistical Brief No. 162, February 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=802

7. US Department Of Health And Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2004-2005 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health," by Douglas Wright, Neeraja Sathe, and Kathryn Spagnola (February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 94p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k5state/toc.cfm

8. Institute of Medicine Monograph: Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, edited by Frank A. Sloan and Hellen Gelband (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook format, 340p.). Links to ordering information for a print or .pdf format copy are available at the site.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11797

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical: Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2007, HTML and .pdf format). This month's Bulletin is a theme issue: "Health and Foreign Policy."

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/en/index.html

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "The European tobacco control report 2007" (2007, .pdf format, 153p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20070226_1

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European Commission:

Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection Interactive Map: "Confirmed human cases of avian influenza since 1997 sorted by subtypes (Data as of 01 March 2007." (March 2007, Macromedia Flash format).

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_threats/com/Influenza/ai_human_en.htm

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Hong Kong:

Special Administrative Department, Department of Health Press Release: "Annual HIV number continues to rise" (Feb. 27, 2007).

http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/press/2007/070227_1.html

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Iceland:

Directorate of Health Reports:

A. "Induced abortions 1982-2005" (Table B 1.6, 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.landlaeknir.is/Uploads/FileGallery/Heilbrigdistolfraedi/TB1_6_82_03.xls

B. "Induced abortions 1961-2005" (Table 1.5, 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.landlaeknir.is/Uploads/FileGallery/Heilbrigdistolfraedi/Tafla1-5.xls

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New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Reports:

A. "Alcohol Use in New Zealand: Analysis of the 2004 New Zealand Health Behaviours Survey--Alcohol Use," by Niki Stefanogiannis,Kylie Mason, and Li-Chia Yeh (Public Health Intelligence: Occasional Bulletin No. 40, March 2007, Microsoft Word and .pdf format,60p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/alcohol-use-in-new-zealand-2004?Open

B. "Urban-Rural Health Comparisons: Key results of the 2002/03 New Zealand Health Survey," by Sue Triggs, Kylie Mason, and Barry Borman (Public Health Intelligence Occasional Bulletin No. 41, February 2007, .pdf, Microsoft Word, and .zip compressed Microsoft Word format, 77p.).

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/urban-rural-health-comparisons-2002-2003

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Scotland:

Commission For the Regulation of Care Report: "The Quality of Care Services in Scotland," (February 2007, .pdf format, 121p.). The report is linked to from a SCRC news release: "Care Regulator Releases Care Quality Findings" (Feb. 27, 2007).

http://www.carecommission.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4584&Itemid=152

Link to full text is at the bottom of the news release.

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Singapore:

Ministry of Health Reports, Press Release:

A. "Waiting Times for New Appointments at Specialist Outpatient Clinics - Gynaecology, Pediatric Medicine and Surgery" (February 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/publications/details.do?cid=pub_info_papers&id=43941891

B. "Waiting Times for New Appointments at Specialist Outpatient Clinics - Cardiology" (February 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/publications/details.do?cid=pub_info_papers&id=43941890

C. "Liberalisation of Medisave" (Feb. 23, 2007).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/about/newsroom/pressreleases/details.do?id=43941889

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Release: "Less tobacco but more alcohol" (Feb. 27, 2007). The news release links to a SS report: "Consumption of alcohol and tobacco," (Living Conditions Report No. 114, February 2007, .pdf format, 85p.). The report is in Swedish, with an English summary at the end of it. Table and chart heads are given in Swedish and English.

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____194802.asp

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UK:

1. Department of Health Report: "Trends in childrenís surgery 1994-2005 statistical report" (February 2007, .pdf format, 61p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/PublicationsStatisticsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4143275&chk=DP5D4%2B

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

2. Library of Parliament Report: "The Impact of Economic Instruments That Promote Healthy Eating, Encourage Physical Activity and Combat Obesity: Literature Review," by Odette Madore (PRB 06-34E, January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/prb0634-e.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Demographic Research Articles: "Inconsistencies in age profiles of HIV prevalence : A dynamic model applied to Zambia," by Pauline M. Leclerc and Michel Garenne (Vol. 16, Article 5, February 2007, .pdf format, p. 121-140). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol16/5/default.htm

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Employee Benefits Research Institute Issue Brief: "Employment-Based Health Benefits: Access and Coverage, 1988-2005," by Paul Fronstin (EBRI Issue Brief No. 303, March 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3789

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Global Health Forum Report: "The BIAS FREE Framework: A practical tool for identifying and eliminating social biases in health research," by Mary Anne Burke and Margrit Eichler (2006, .pdf format, 64p.).

http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/002__What%20we%20do/005__Publications/010__BIAS%20FREE.php

More information about GHF:

http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/000__Home.php

See "Who we are" and "What we do" links on the left side of the page.

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Prevalence of HPV Infection Among Females in the United States," by Eileen F. Dunne, Elizabeth R. Unger, Maya Sternberg, Geraldine McQuillan, David C. Swan, Sonya S. Patel, and Lauri E. Markowitz (Vol. 297, No. 8, February 28, 2007, p. 813-819).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/8/813

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New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "Improving the Management of Chronic Disease at Community Health Centers," by Bruce E. Landon, LeRoi S. Hicks, A. James O'Malley, Tracy A. Lieu, Thomas Keegan, Barbara J. McNeil, and Edward Guadagnoli (article abstract, Vol. 356, No. 9, March 1, 2007, p. 921-934).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/9/921

B. The Epidemic: A Global History of AIDS, by Jonathan Engel, reviewed by Keith Hansen (book review extract, Vol. 356, No. 9, March 1, 2007, p. 969-970).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/9/969

C. Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade, by Ann Marie Kimball, reviewed by Allen S. Craig (book review extract, Vol. 356, No. 9, March 1, 2007, p. 970-971).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/9/970

D. "Cities and the Health of the Public," edited by Nicholas Freudenberg, Sandro Galea, and David Vlahov, reviewed by Amasa B. Ford (book review extract, Vol. 356, No. 9, March 1, 2007, p. 972-973).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/9/972

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British Medical Journal Article: "Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community," by Philippa Howden-Chapman, Anna Matheson, Julian Crane, Helen Viggers, Malcolm Cunningham, Tony Blakely, Chris Cunningham, Alistair Woodward, Kay Saville-Smith, Des O'Dea, Martin Kennedy, Michael Baker, Nick Waipara, Ralph Chapman, and Gabrielle Davie (Vol. 334, No. 7591, March 3, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 460-463).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7591/460

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Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content. "Trends in diabetes prevalence, incidence, and mortality in Ontario, Canada 1995-2005: a population-based study," by Dr. Lorraine L. Lipscombe and Janet E. Hux (Vol. 369, No. 9563, March 3, 2007, p. 750-756).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607603614/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. 7, Mar. 5, 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:

Research Program in Development Studies [Woodrow School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University]: Child mortality, income and adult height," by Carlos Bozzoli, Angus Deaton, and Climent Quintana-Domeque (March 2007, .pdf format, p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the childhood determinants of adult height in populations, focusing on the respective roles of income and of disease. We develop a model of selection and scarring, in which the early life burden of nutrition and disease is not only responsible for mortality in childhood but also leaves a residue of long-term health risks for survivors, risks that express themselves in adult height, as well as in late-life disease. Across a range of European countries and the United States, we find a strong inverse relationship between post-neonatal (one month to one year) mortality, interpreted as a measure of the disease and nutritional burden in childhood, and the mean height of those children as adults. In pooled birth-cohort data over 30 years for the United States and eleven European countries, post-neonatal mortality in the year of birth accounts for more than 60 percent of the combined cross-country and cross-cohort variation in adult heights. The estimated effects are smaller but remain significant once we allow for country and birth-cohort effects. In the poorest and highest mortality countries of the world, there is evidence that child mortality is positively associated with adult height. That selection should dominate scarring at high mortality levels, and scarring dominate selection at low mortality levels, is consistent with the model for reasonable values of its parameters.

http://www.princeton.edu/~rpds/downloads/deaton_bozzoli_child_mortality_income_height_march_07_complete_with_abstract.pdf

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

American Journal of Industrial Medicine (Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2007). This is a special issue on "Ethical Considerations and Future Challenges In Occupational and Environmental Health."

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc/34471

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 115, No. 3, March 2007).

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-3/toc.html

Environmental Research (Vol. 103, No. 3, March 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00139351

Journal of Environmental Health (69, No. 7, March 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH03.07_TOC.pdf

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 628, No. 2, April 2007).

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

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 64, No. 3, March 2007).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol64/issue3/

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "CDC Grants for Public Health Research Dissertation (R36)," (PAR-07-231, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with other agencies, Feb. 23, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-231.html

B. "Obstetrical Pharmacology Research Network - Data Coordination and Analyses Center (OPRU-DCAC) [U10]," (RFA-HD-07-019, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Feb. 21, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-07-019.html

C. "Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (U10)," (RFA-HD-07-004, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Feb. 22, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-07-004.html

D. "National Childrenís Study Seeks Proposals for New Study Centers" (NIH news release, Mar. 2, 2007).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2007/nichd-02.htm

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US Centers for Disease Control: "National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program" (CDC-RFA-EH07-703, application deadline Apr. 16, 2007). For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/EH07-703.htm

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CONFERENCES:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "A general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) followed by a hands-on session to apply the knowledge gained," to be held May 3-4, 2007 in Rockville, Maryland). For more information see

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshop_info_050307.pdf

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University of Michigan Center for Social Epidemiology & Population Health and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems: "Complex Systems Approaches to Population Health," a conference to be held May 30-31, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information see:

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/complexsystemspopulationhealth/home

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DATA:

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Update: The US National Center for Health Statistics has announced the availability of 2003-2004 Laboratory Files: Lab 43 Vitamin B6 files (data in SAS .xpt format, with documentation in .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/nhanes2003-2004/lab03_04.htm

Scroll to or "find in page" "Lab 43 Vitamin B6" (without the quotes) near the bottom of the page.

More information about NHANES:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

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National Health Interview Survey Files: The US National Center for Health Statistics has announced the availability of the 1970-71 NHIS files (data in self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with SAS input statements in ASCII format, and documentation in .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1969_96.htm

Scroll to the 1970 and 1971 files.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Population Reference Bureau: "Delivering Safer Motherhood Strategies: The Impact Initiative" (February 2007). "Every year an estimated half million women die in childbirth, mainly from hemorrhage, infection, and complications of abortion. These deaths tend to occur in developing countries plagued by weak health systems and substandard quality of care, among many other deficits. Despite the attention experts have given to safe motherhood since the 1987 Safe Motherhood Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the number of women who die in childbirth has changed little in the intervening 20 years. To help improve childbirth outcomes for mothers, Impact, a global research initiative that aims to improve maternal health and survival in developing countries, has worked to develop new ways to generate evidence, strengthen the evidence-base by making program evaluations more robust, and increase in-country capacity to use these methods and act on the evidence. The following interview, policy brief, and fact sheets spell out in greater detail some of Impact's early achievements and key findings that will help researchers design more cost-effective safe motherhood strategies."

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/DeliveringSaferMotherhoodStrategies.aspx

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Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org Update: "Kaiser's statehealthfacts.org has updated several tables between Feb. 1, 2007 and Mar. 1, 2007 that may be of interest to health researchers.

http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

Updates continue on page two of the site.

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