Current Social Science Research Report--Health #53, March 4, 2008.

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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1. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Linkage of the National Health Interview Survey to Air Quality Data," by J. Parker, N. Kravets, T. J. Woodruff (Vital and Health Statistics Series 2, No. 145, February 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

B. "Statistical Match of the March 1996 Current Population Survey and the 1995 National Health Interview Survey," by D.D. Ingram, C.L. Moriarity, J.F OíHare, and J. Turek. (Vital and Health Statistics Series 2, No. 144, January 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article, QuickStats:

A. "Perceived Insufficient Rest or Sleep --- Four States, 2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 8, February 29, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 200-203).

B. "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years* Who Reported an Average of <6 Hours of Sleep per 24-Hour Period, by Sex and Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1985 and 2006," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 8, February 29, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 209).

.pdf for both:

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Periodical, Press Releases:

A. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 14, No. 3, March 2008, HTML and .pdf format).

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

B. "CDCís Advisory Committee Recommends Influenza Vaccination for Children 6 months through 18 years of age," (Feb. 27, 2008).

C. "CDC Study Reveals Adults May Not Get Enough Rest or Sleep," (Feb. 28, 2008).

4. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services News Releases: "CMS Proposes New Rules for Redesigning Medicaid, States Have Greater Flexibility in Benefits, Cost Sharing" (Feb. 21, 2008).

B. "Growth In National Health Expenditures Projected to Remain Steady Through 2017; Health Spending Growth Expected to Continue to Outpace Economic Growth and Growth in General Inflation" (Feb. 26, 2008).

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Nonmedical Stimulant Use, Other Drug Use, Delinquent Behaviors, and Depression Among Adolescents," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, February 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

6. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief: "Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals from Selected States, 2005," by Chaya T. Merrill, Pamela L. Owens, and Carol Stocks (Statistical Brief No. 47, February 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

7. Government Accountability Office Report: "Medicaid Demonstration Waivers: Recent HHS Approvals Continue to Raise Cost and Oversight Concerns," (GAO-08-87, January 2008, .pdf format, 71p.).

8. Department of Justice. Report:"The Federal Bureau Of Prisonís Efforts To Manage Inmate Health Care," (Audit Report 08-08, February 2008,.pdf format, 120p.).

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US States:


Department of Public Health Report: "County Health Status Profiles 2007" (December 2007, .pdf format, 92p., with data in Microsoft Excel format).

Previous editions from 1999-2006 are also available:


Department of Public Health Reports:

A. "HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Update" (January 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

B. "Illinois Arthritis Data Report: The Burden of Arthritis in Illinois in 2005" (October 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).


Department of Health Website: "Washington State Local Public Health Indicators."

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in the world: fourth report" (February 2008, .pdf format, 142p.).



Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Indicators for chronic diseases and their determinants 2008" (February 2008, .pdf format, 105p.).

B. "Expenditures on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2004-05," by John Deeble John Shelton Agar, and John Goss (February 2008, .pdf format, 75p.).



Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Reports:

A. "2007 CORR Report - Treatment of End-Stage Organ Failure in Canada 1996 to 2005" (February 2008, .pdf format, 191p.).

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

B. "Wait Times Tables - A Comparison by Province, 2008," (February 2008,.pdf format, 24p.)



Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "National Expenditure on Health 1962-2006" (February 2008, .pdf format, 48p., with ancillary material in Microsoft Word format, and tables in Microsoft Excel and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics Latvia News Release: "Population's self-assessment of the state of heath is improving" (Feb. 27, 2008). Note: if the news release is in Latvian, click on the "EN" at the top right side of the page.

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Fact Sheets:

A. "USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Survey: The Public on Prescription Drugs and Pharmaceutical Companies" (March 2008, Summary and Charts, .pdf format, 25p., Toplines, .pdf format, 22p.).

B. "Women's Health Insurance Coverage Fact Sheet" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

C. "Health Insurance Coverage of Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 2005-2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).


Urban Institute Report: "Health and Prisoner Reentry; How Physical, Mental, and Substance Abuse Conditions Shape the Process of Reintegration," by Kamala Mallik-Kane and Christy Visher (February 2008, .pdf format, 68p.).


Allen Guttmacher Institute Article, Occasional Report:

A. "Hiding in Plain Sight: The Role of Contraception in Preventing HIV," by Susan A. Cohen (Guttmacher Policy Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2-5).

B. "Adults Perceptions of Adolescents' Sexual and Reproductive Health:Qualitative Evidence from Uganda," by Richard Kibombo, Stella Neema,Ann M. Moore and F. Humera Ahmed (No. 35, February 2008,.pdf format, 33p.).


Brookings Institution Commentary: "Will Health Aid Take a Hit During a Recession?" by Amanda Glassman and Christopher Lane (February, 2008).


National Association of County & City Health Officials Compendium: Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) - The Health of Urban USA (July 2007, .pdf format, 138p.).

More information about NACCHO:


Demographic and Health Survey Reports:

A. "Angola: 2006 - MIS Final Report" (November 2007, .pdf format, 96p.).

B. "Contraceptive Trends in Developing Countries" (Comparative Reports 16, December 2007, .pdf format, 71p.).

C. "Spousal Agreement on Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa" (Analytical Studies 11, December 2007, .pdf format, 52p.).


Time Article: "Stuck on the Couch," by Sanjay Gupta (Feb. 21, 2008).,9171,1715296,00.html


Newsweek Articles:

A. "What Addicts Need: Addiction isn't a weakness; it's an illness. Now vaccines and other new drugs may change the way we treat it," by Jeneen Interlandi (Mar. 3, 2008).

B. "Sadly, There is No Magic Bullet: Addiction is not solely a disease of the brain. The case for holistic treatment," by Mitchell S. Rosenthal (Mar. 3, 2008).


Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extracts:

A. "The Cost-Coverage Trade-off: 'It's Health Care Costs, Stupid'," by Ezekiel J. Emanuel (Vol. 299, No. 8, Feb. 28, 2008, p. 947-949).

B. "Health Care as If Health Mattered," by Thomas R. Frieden and Farzad Mostashari (Vol. 299, No. 8, Feb. 28, 2008, p. 950-952).


New England Journal of Medicine Perspective: " The Proxy War--SCHIP and the Government's Role in Health Care Reform," by Sara Rosenbaum (Vol. 358, No. 9, Feb. 28, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 869-872). This article is available free of charge.


British Medical Journal. Various:

A. "WHO urges action on drug resistant tuberculosis," by John Zarocostas (News extract, Vol. 336, No. 7642, Mar. 1, 2008, p. 465).

B. "Effectiveness of the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial," by M.J. Davies, S. Heller, T.C. Skinner, M.J. Campbell, M.E. Carey, S. Cradock, H.M. Dallosso, H. Daly, Y. Doherty, S. Eaton, C Fox, L. Oliver, K. Rantell, G. Rayman, K. Khunti, on behalf of the Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed Collaborative (Article, Vol. 336, No. 7642, Mar. 1, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, p. 491-495). this article is available free of charge.


Lancet Various: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content. "Russia's next president needs to tackle health reforms," by Helen Womack (Vol. 371, No. 9614, Mar. 1, 2008,HTML and .pdf format, p. 711-714). This article is available free of charge.


Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 8, No. 9, Mar. 3, 2008). "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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Demographic and Health Surveys: "The Impact of Conflict on Age at Marriage and Childbirth in Rwanda," by Anuja Jayaraman and Tesfayi Gebreselassie and S. Chandrasekhar (WP 37, November 2007, .pdf format, 17p.). 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. 167, No. 5, Mar. 1, 2008).

Biometrica (Volume 95, Number 1, March 2008).

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 116, No. 3, March 2008). 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.

Environmental Research (Volume 106, Issue 3, Pages 287-428, March 2008).

Journal of Biosocial Science (Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2008).

Medical Care (Vol. 46, No. 3, March 2008).

Public Health (Vol. 122, No. 4, April 2008).

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US National Institutes of Health: "Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) (G11)," (PAR-08-096, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Feb. 29, 2008).


Global Challenges in Global Health: Grand Challenges | Explorations: Applications accepted Mar. 31-May 30, 2008. For more information see:

Click on "Grand Challenges Explorations on the left side of the page for application information.

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US Centers for Disease Control: "International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases," to be held in Atlanta, Ga, Mar. 16-19, 2008. For more information see:

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Academy Health updated its listings through Mar. 3, 2008.

------------------------------------------------------------------------- AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 2, 2008.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 4, 2008.

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US House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Publication: "Health Care Reform: Recommendations to Improve Coordination of Federal and State Initiatives" (House Serial Publication 110-40, May 2007, .pdf format, 67p.).

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US Environmental Protection Agency Compendium: Toxic Release Inventory: 2006 (.zip compressed ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format).

Accompanying report (February 2008, .pdf format).


US National Cancer Institute: "Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) US Population Data, 1969-2005 (March 2008, Windows or DOS self-decompressing [.exe] ASCII format). "County-Level Populations are available for the following time periods and "races": 1969-2005: White, Black, Other; 1990-2005: Expanded Races (White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) by Origin (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic); Population files with 19 age groups (<1, 1-4, ..., 80-84, 85+) and with 85 single-year age groups (<1, 1, 2, ..., 84, 85+) are provided. The 19-group files are currently available for download below.


Medical Expenditure Panel Study Survey Instruments, Data Set:

A, "2007 MPC and Pharmacy Component Data Collection Instruments (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, February 2008, .pdf format).

B. "2006 MPC and Pharmacy Component Data Collection Instruments (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, February 2008, .pdf format).

C: MEPS HC-098: MEPS Panel 9 Longitudinal Weight File: (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(February 2008, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII or SAS transport format, documentation in HTML and .pdf format, with SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

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