Current Social Science Research Report--Health #106, March 31, 2009.

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1. Centers for Disease Control Periodicals:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 15, No. 4, April, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 519-688).

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

B. Preventing Chronic Disease (Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Application of Lower Sodium Intake Recommendations to Adults --- United States, 1999--2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 11, March 27, 2009, .pdf and HTML format, p. 281-283).



3. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Collecting Medication Data in the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey," by Lisa L. Dwyer (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1, No. 47, March 2009, .pdf format, 25p.).

4. Department of Health and Social Services News Release: "HHS Releases 338 Million Dollars to Expand Community Health Centers, Serve More Patients" (Mar. 27, 2009).

5. Government Accountability Office Report: "Health-Care-Associated Infections: HHS Action Needed to Obtain Nationally Representative Data on Risks in Ambulatory Surgical Centers" (GAO-09-213, February 2009, .pdf format, 25p.).

6. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Prescription Drug Estimates for Medicare Beneficiaries, 2005 and 2006," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief No. 240, March 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Reports:

A. "Mental health aspects of women’s reproductive health: A global review of the literature" (2009, .pdf format, 168p.).

B. "Global tuberculosis control - epidemiology, strategy, financing," (March 2009, .pdf format, 303p.).


European Community:

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report: "Investing in hospitals of the future," by Bernd Rechel, Stephen Wright, Nigel Edwards, Barrie Dowdeswell, Martin McKee (2009, .pdf format, 284p.).


Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05," (March 2009, .HTML format).



Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "National Physician Database, 2006-2007 Data release" (March 2009, .pdf format, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format, with methodology report in .zip compressed .pdf format, 44p.).



House of Commons Health Committee Report: "Health Inequalities: Third Report of Session 2008-09" (Volume I, Report, together with formal minutes, February 2009, .pdf format, 141p.).

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Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. "Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2007," (FR207, March 2009, .pdf format, 346p.).

B. "Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, 2007," (FR211, March 2009, .pdf format, 490p.).


Kaiser Family Foundation, Various:

A. "New, Updated Resources on Community Health Centers" (March 2009, .pdf format). "The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued three new resources that examine the role of community health centers as a key components of the U.S. health care system, providing primary care to more than 16 million patients nationwide in 2007. The documents, produced for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, include a fact sheet on community health centers, an updated issue brief on their role in the health system and a report on how such centers fared in the wake of health reform in Massachusetts."

B. "National Health Insurance--A Brief History Of Reform Efforts In The U.S." (Issue Brief, March 2009, .pdf format, 15p.).


National Association of Community Health Centers Report: "Primary Care Access: An Essential Building Block of Health Reform" (March 2009, .pdf format, 20p.). The report is linked to from a NACHC press release: "New Study: 60 Million People Lack Access to Basic Medical Care" (Mar. 24, 2009).

More information about NACHC:


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "At the Brink: Trends in America's Uninsured" (March 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).


Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Advanced Paternal Age Is Associated with Impaired Neurocognitive Outcomes during Infancy and Childhood," by Sukanta Saha, Adrian G. Barnett, Claire Foldi, Thomas H. Burne, Darryl W. Eyles, Stephen L. Buka, and John J. McGrath (PLoS Med 6(3): e1000040 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000040, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

B. "Prevalence of Obesity in School-Going Children of Karachi," by Haider Javed Warraich, Faisal Javed, Mohammed Faraz-ul-Haq, Fariha Batool Khawaja, and Sarah Saleem (PLoS ONE 4(3): e4816. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004816, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

C. "HIV Prevalence, Risks for HIV Infection, and Human Rights among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana," by Stefan Baral, Gift Trapence, Felistus Motimedi, Eric Umar, Scholastika Iipinge, Friedel Dausab, and Chris Beyrer (PLoS ONE 4(3): e4997. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004997, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 8p.).


New England Journal of Medicine Articles:

A. "Health Care and Medicaid--Weathering the Recession," by Diane Rowland (Perspective, Vol. 360, No. 13, Mar. 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1273-1276). This article is available free of charge.

B. "Your Doctor's Office or the Internet? Two Paths to Personal Health Records," by Paul C. Tang and Thomas H. Lee (Vol. 360, No. 13, March 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1276-1278). This article is available free of charge.

C. "No Small Change for the Health Information Economy," by Kenneth D. Mandl and Isaac S. Kohane (Vol. 360, No. 13, March 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1278-1281). This article is available free of charge.


Lancet World Report Articles, Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Trade in medical waste causes deaths in India," by Kristin Elisabeth Solberg (Vol. 373, No. 9669, Mar. 28, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1067). This article is available free of charge.

B. "Climate change could affect mosquito-borne diseases in Asia," by Mary Ann Benitez (Vol. 373, No. 9669, Mar. 28, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1070). This article is available free of charge.

C. "Body-mass index and cause-specific mortality in 900 000 adults: collaborative analyses of 57 prospective studies," by Prospective Studies Collaboration (Vol. 373, No. 9669, Mar. 28, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1083-1096). This article is available free of charge.

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Population Studies Center [University of Pennsylvania]: "The US Health Care System and Lagging Life Expectancy: A Case Study," by Samuel Preston and Jessica Y. Ho (PSC Working Paper Series No. 09-01, March 2009, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


National Bureau of Economic Research: "Needle Sharing and HIV Transmission: A Model with Markets and Purposive Behavior," by Ajay Mahal, Brendan O'Flaherty, and David E. Bloom (w14823, March 2009, .pdf format, 88p.).


Without well designed empirical studies, mathematical models are an important way to use data on needle infection for inferences about human infection. We develop a model with explicit behavioral foundations to explore an array of policy interventions related to HIV transmission among IDU. In our model, needle exchanges affect the spread of HIV in three ways: more HIV-negative IDUs use new needles instead of old ones; needles are retired after fewer uses; and the proportion of HIV-positive IDUs among users of both old and new needles rises owing to sorting effects. The first and second effects reduce the long-run incidence of HIV, while the third effect works in the opposite direction. We compare the results of our model with those of Kaplan and O'Keefe (1993) that is the foundation of many later models of HIV transmission among IDU.


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development:

"Obesity: past and projected future trends in OECD countries," by Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux, Michele Cecchini and Elena Rusticelli (OECD Health Working Paper No. 45, March 2009, .pdf format, 81p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:,3425,en_2649_33929_42418952_119684_1_1_1,00.html


Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Smoking Today and Stopping Tomorrow: A Limited Foresight Perspective," by Philippe Jehiel and Andrew Lilico (WP 2603, April 2009, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 8, Apr. 15, 2009).

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 48, No. 8, Apr. 15, 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.

Global Public Health (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009).

Health and Social Work (Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2009).

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 41, No. 3, May 2009).

Medical Care (Vol. 47, No. 4, April 2009).

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 66, No. 4, April 2009).

Public Health (Vol. 123, No. 3, March 2009).

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 53, No. 3, April 2009).

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US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Recovery Act Limited Competition for NIH Grants: Research and Research Infrastructure 'Grand Opportunities' (RC2)" (RFA-OD-09-004, Mar. 20, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

B. "Basic and Translational Research in Emotion (R01)" (PA-09-137, Mar. 27, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "The (US) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducts several workshops throughout the year. These workshops provide both practical information about MEPS public use data files and an opportunity to construct analytic files with the assistance of AHRQ staff. The workshops are designed for health services researchers who have a background or interest in using national health surveys." The next MEPS two day workshop will be held May 6-7, 2009, in Rockville, Maryland. For more information see:

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 31, 2009.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 31, 2009.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Mar. 31, 2009.

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US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Testimony: "Institutional Review Boards that Oversee Experimental Human Testing for Profit," a hearing held March 26, 2009 (.pdf format).


US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Making Health Care Work for American Families: The Role of Public Health," a hearing held March 31, 2009 (.pdf format).

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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:

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

and pick "1 month" for either.

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