Current Social Science Research Report--Health #21, June 26, 2007.

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1. National Center for Health Statistics Reports, Health E-Stat:

A. "Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2006," by Robin A. Cohen and Michael E. Martinez (June 2006, .pdf format, 19p.).

B. "Drug Use and Sexual Behaviors Reported by Adults: United States, 1999-2002," by Cheryl D. Fryar, M.S.P.H.; Rosemarie Hirsch, Kathryn S. Porter, Benny Kottiri, Debra J. Brody, and Tatiana Louis (Advance Data Number 384, June 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

C. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2006 National Health Interview Survey" (June 2007, .pdf format).

D. "A Comparison of Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage, by Type of Coverage from the National Survey of Family Growth (2002) and the National Health Interview Survey (April 2002-March 2003)," by Jo Jones and Robin A. Cohen (Health E-stats, June 2007).

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Gene Variant Increases Risk for Alcoholism Following Childhood Abuse" (Jun. 26, 2007).

3. Centers for Disease Control Press Release: "CDC Reports High Lyme Disease Rates in 10 States: Number of the most common vector-borne disease doubles in 15 years" (Jun. 14, 2007).

4. Department of Health and Human Services: "Hospital Compare Update," (June 21, 2007). "The updates provide consumers with an enhanced "snapshot" that captures information on the quality of care they received from providers. Besides updated pricing and volume information, the snapshot also now includes details on new outcomes such as mortality outcome measures that reflect care of patients with heart attacks and heart failure. Looking ahead to 2008, Medicare will add patient satisfaction information to provide even more detail to help make available the information consumers need for health care decision making."

5. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles:

A. "Decline in Smoking Prevalence --- New York City, 2002--2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 24, June 22, 2007, HTML and .pdf format p. 604-608).

B. "Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Departments --- Three U.S. Sites, January 2005--March 2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 24, June 22, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, Vol. 56, No. 24, June 22, 2007, p. 597-601).

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6. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Influenza Pandemic: Efforts to Forestall Onset Are Under Way; Identifying Countries at Greatest Risk Entails Challenges," (GAO-07-604, June 2007, .pdf format, 72p.).

B. "Avian Influenza: USDA (US Department of Agriculture) Has Taken Important Steps to Prepare for Outbreaks, but Better Planning Could Improve Response" (GAO-07-652. June 2007, .pdf format, 55p.).

Note: these are temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

7. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Reports:

A. "The Effects of Marriage on Health: A Synthesis of Recent Research Evidence," Robert G. Wood, Brian Goesling, and Sarah Avellar. (Jun. 19, 2007, .pdf format, 62p.). Link to table of contents and full text document:

B. "Literature Review: Developmental Problems of Maltreated Children and Early Intervention Options for Maltreated Children" (April 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

8. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Comparing Drug Testing and Self Report of Drug Use Among Youths and Young Adults in the General Population," by Lana D. Harrison, Steven S. Martin, Tihomir Enev and Deborah Harrington. (Office of Applied Methodology, Series M-7, May 2007, .pdf format, 106 p.)

B. "Illicit Drug Use by Race/Ethnicity in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties: 2004 and 2005." (National Survey on Drug Use and Health. June 2007, HTML and .pdf formats, 4p.)

C. "Facilities Offering Special Treatment Programs or Groups: 2005." ( Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

9. Department of Veterans Affairs Report: "Assessment of Legionnaire's Disease Risk in Veterans Health Administration Inpatient Facilities." (Report No. 07-00029-151, Jun. 20, 2007, .pdf format, 16p.)

10. US Department of Defense Military Health System Report: "An Achievable Vision: Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health June 2007." (June 2007, .pdf format, 100p.)

11. Agency for International Development:

Office of Population and Reproductive Health Technical Brief: "Hormonal Contraception and HIV: More Research Needed; No Changes in Family Planning Practices Currently Warranted, by Kim Best. (Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative (MAQ), March 2007).

More information about MAQ Initiative:

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Press Release: "New strategy adopted on diseases of poverty," (June 22, 2007).

2. Regional Office for the Western Pacific Data Sheet: "Cumulative number of reported HIV/AIDS cases and AIDS deaths," (June 2007).

3. Regional Office for Europe News Release: "WHO European Region poliomyelitis-free for fifth year." (Jun. 19, 2007).


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Cervical screening in Australia 2004-2005," (Cancer series no. 38, June 2007, .pdf format, 93p.).



Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut d'information sur la sante Report: "The Burden of Neurological Diseases, Disorders and Injuries in Canada," (June 2007, .pdf format, 138p.).


Netherlands Antilles:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Comparison of health related data in the 1992 and 2001 Population and housing Censuses of the Netherlands Antilles," by Mark A. Hawkins (June 2007, .pdf format, 132p.).



Department of Health Report: "Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2006," (Bulletin 2007/01, June 2007, .pdf and Excel format, 34p.).

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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Tracking Report, Issue Brief:

A. "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 - June 2007" (June 2007, Key Findings, .pdf format, 9p., Toplines, .pdf format, 11p.).

B, "Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Low-Income Non-Citizen Adults," by Karyn Schwartz and Samantha Artiga (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).


Nation Movie Review: "SiCKO Is Boffo," a review of SiCKO, by David Corn (Jun. 21, 2007).


International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B),: "Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System: focusing on the poor and vulnerable. Demographic profile, family-planning," by Abbas Bhuiya, S.M.A. Hanifi and Shehrin Shaila Mahmood. (Scientific Report No. 100, May 2007, .pdf format, 38p., via Population and Health InfoShare).


Institute of Medicine Monographs:

A. Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina, Workshop Summary, by Lynn Goldman and Christine Coussens (National Academies Press, June 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 88p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf copy of this monograph.

B. Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, and Economics, Workshop Summary, by Howard Frumkin and Christine Coussens (National Academies Press, June 2007, OpenBook and .pdf format, 116p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf copy of this monograph.


Nature News Article: "Ancient disease resistance made us vulnerable to HIV: Early immune resistance may have helped to set stage for modern pandemic," by Michael Hopkin (Jun. 21, 2007).


Medscape Article: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles. "Self-Medication by Adolescents," by Marcia L. Buck (Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Vol. 13, No. 5, 2007, p. 1-4, via Medscape).


New England Journal of Medicine Articles:

A. "The Tail End of Guinea Worm -- Global Eradication without a Drug or a Vaccine," by Michele Barry (Vol. 356, No. 25, Jun. 21, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2561-2564). This article is available free of charge.

B. "Providing the Providers -- Remedying Africa's Shortage of Health Care Workers," by Pooja Kumar (Vol. 356, No. 25, Jun. 21, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2564-2567). This article is available free of charge.

C. "Taking a Bite Out of Vector-Transmitted Infectious Diseases," by Mark S. Klempner, Thomas R. Unnasch, and Linden T. Hu (Vol. 356, No. 25, Jun. 21, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2567-2569). This article is available free of charge.


British Medical Journal Article Abstract: "Equitable utilisation of Indian community based health insurance scheme among its rural membership: cluster randomised controlled trial," by M. Kent Ranson, Tara Sinha, Mirai Chatterjee, Fenil Gandhi, Rupal Jayswal, Falguni Patel, Saul S. Morris, and Anne J. Mills (Vol. 334, No. 7607, June 23, 2007, p. 1309-1312).


Lancet Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access to content. "Effectiveness of an early supplementation scheme of high-dose vitamin A versus standard WHO protocol in Gambian mothers and infants: a randomised controlled trial," by Momodou K. Darboe, David I. Thurnham, Gareth Morgan, Richard A. Adegbola, Ousman Secka, Juan A. Solon, Sarah J. Jackson, Christine Northrop-Clewes, Tony J. Fulford, Conor P. Doherty, and Prof. Andrew M. Prentice (Vol. 369, No. 9579, June 23, 2007, p. 2088-2096).


Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 7, No. 23, Jun. 25, 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."

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Peggy D'Adamo at with your request and complete mailing address.

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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

A. "HIV/AIDS and social capital in a cross-section of countries," by Antonio C. David (Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 4263, June 2007, .ASCII text and .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

B. "Power to the people : evidence from a randomized field experiment of a community-based monitoring project in Uganda," by Jakob Svensson and Martina Bjorkman (Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 4268, June 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 64p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

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

IngentaConnect Tables of Contents: IngentaConnect provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

Health and Social Work (Vol. 32, No. 2, May 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.


AIDS (Vol. 21, No. 11, Jul. 11, 2007).

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 22, No. 3, May 2007).

Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 7, July 2007).

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Vol. 631, No. 2, Jul. 28, 2007).

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2007).

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US Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality: "AHRQ will be conducting a two-day hands-on HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) and MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey) Data Users Workshop in Rockville, Maryland, on September 19-20, 2007." For more information see:

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Academy Health: Academy Health has announced one employment opportunity from on Jun. 22, 2007.


American Statistical Association: ASA has released employment opportunities for Jun. 20-Jun. 26, 2007).

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US House Committee on Veterans Affairs Hearing Testimony: "Full Committee Hearing on Priority Group 8 Veterans," a hearing held Jun. 20, 2007).


US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Testimony: "The Government's Response to the Nation's Emergency Room Crisis," a hearing held Jun. 22, 2007 (.pdf format).

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US National Center For Health Statistics: "2006 National Health Interview Survey" (June 2007, data in self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format, and sample SAS, SPSS, and Stata data statements in ASCII format). Consult the readme file for more information.

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US National Center for Health Statistics: "National Health Interview Survey Tobacco Information Web Site," by Deborah Rose and Jean Howie (June 2007). "he purpose of this site is to provide users of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) with in-depth information on tobacco related variables collected in the survey. The site provides details on tobacco related data from the NHIS, including the wording of tobacco questions, a brief history of tobacco related data collection in the survey, smoking status recodes, frequently asked questions, and links to selected important information about tobacco use." Note: many of the links point to .pdf format documents.

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