Current Social Science Research Report--Health #59, April 15, 2008.

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1, National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Estimated Pregnancy Rates by Outcome for the United States, 1990-2004," by Stephanie J. Ventura, Joyce C. Abma, William D. Mosher, and Stanley K. Henshaw (National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 56, No. 15, April 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

B. "Trends in Influenza and Pneumonia Among Older Persons in the United States," by Yelena Gorina, Tanika Kelly, James Lubitz, and Zahiyah Hines (Aging Trends No. 8, February 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

2. Centers for Disease Control Slide Sets, News Release:

A. "Pediatrics HIV/AIDS Surveillance (through 2006)" (April 2008, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Flash formats, 13 slides).

B. "HIV/AIDS Surveillance - General Epidemiology (through 2006)" (April 2008, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Flash formats, 22 slides).

AIDS Surveillance Slide Sets:

C. "Smoking Early In Pregnancy Raises Risks Of Heart Defects In Newborns" (Apr. 7, 2008).

3. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports Article,QuickStats, Surveillance Survey:

A. "Prevalence of Self-Reported Postpartum Depressive Symptoms --- 17 States, 2004--2005," (Vol. 57, No. 14, April 11, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, p. 361-366).


B. "Infant, Neonatal, and Postneonatal Annual Mortality Rates --- United States, 1940--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 14, Apr. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 377).


.pdf for both:

C. " Surveillance for Violent Deaths --- National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. SS-3, April 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 45p.).



.pdf for all:

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Hospital Stays Related to Child Maltreatment, 2005," by C. Allison Russo, Megan M. Hambrick, and Pamela L. Owens (Statistical Brief No. 49, April 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).



5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Premiums in the Individual Health Insurance Market for Policyholders under Age 65: 2002 and 2005," by Didem Bernard and Jessica Banthin (Statistical Brief 202, April 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

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US States:


Department of Public Health Reports:

A. "Illinois Adult Tobacco Survey: 2007" (2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

B. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Illinois: 2006 Epidemiologic Summary and Yearly Trends Tables for 1997-2006" (March 2008, .pdf format, 116p.).


Office Of Health And Human Services Reports:

A. "Massachusetts Deaths 2006" (April 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 154p., with an accompanying presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word format, 40 slides.

B. "Premature Mortality Reports: 2006 (April 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 2p.).

Both are available at:

New Jersey:

Department of Health and Senior Services Report: "Reported Induced Terminations Of Pregnancy By Selected Characteristics New Jersey Occurrences, 2005 (April 2008).

South Dakota

Department of Health Report: "Colorectal Cancer in South Dakota 2008" (April 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Report: "Protecting Health From Climate Change" (April 2008, .pdf format, 25p.).


European Community:

1. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Report: "Ensuring value for money in health care: the role of health technology assessment in the European Union," by Corinna Sorenson, Michael Drummond, and Panos Kanavos (Observatory Studies Series No. 11, 2008, .pdf format, 156p.).

2. European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Report: "Injuries in the European Union 2003-2005" (April 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).


World Bank Monograph: Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data," by Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff, and Magnus Lindelow (2008, .pdf format, 220p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.,,contentMDK:20216933~menuPK:400482~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:400476,00.html



1. Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia" (Drug Statistics Series No. 19, April 2008, .pdf format, 228p.).

2. Department of Health and Ageing News Release: "New Medicare Data On Mental Health Services Released" (Apr. 11, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

3. Parliamentary Library Research Paper: "Health workforce: a case for physician assistants?" by Rhonda Jolly (Research Paper no. 24 2007-08, March 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 45p.).





Statistics Norway News Release: "Road traffic accidents, final figures 2007" (Apr. 14, 2008). There are links to 11 topical tables at the bottom of the news release.


Palestinian National Authority News Release: "On the occasion of the International Health day The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics reviews the health situation in the Palestinian Territory" (Apr. 7, 2008 .pdf format, 3p.).



Department of Health Report: "Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England - November 2007" (April 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

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Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice [Hanover, New Hampshire] Compendium: Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care (2008, .pdf format, 170p., with accompanying tables available via interactive web based extraction, HTML and Microsoft Excel format, and hospital reports by state, .pdf format).


Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation Report: "Addressing Poverty - A Guide for Considering Poverty-Related and Other Inequities in Health," by Karen Foreit (MS-08-27, April 2008, .pdf format, 64p.).


Population Reference Bureau Reports, Article:

A. "Family Planning Worldwide 2008 Data Sheet," by Mary Mederios Kent (April 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

B. "Ensuring a Wide Range of Family Planning Choices," by Lori Ashford (April 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

C. "Family Planning in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali," by Jay Gribble (April 2008).

D. "Regional Profiles of Population, Health, and Environment Issues in the Philippines". Included are: "A Profile of Cagayan Valley (Region 2)," by Clarinda Lusterio-Berja and Lisa Colson (February 2008, .pdf format, 6p.), "A Profile of the National Capital Region (NCR)," by Ma. Corazon G. De La Paz and Lisa Colson (Feb. 2008, .pdf format, 6p.), and "A Profile of Central Visayas (Region 7)," by Ma. Corazon G. De La Paz and Lisa Colson (February 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).


Kaiser Family Foundation Report: "National ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Programs) Monitoring Project 2008 Annual Report," by Alicia L. Carbaugh, Jennifer Kates, Beth Crutsinger-Perry, Britten Ginsburg, and Murray C. Penner (April 2008, .pdf format, 96p.).


Demographic Research Article: "Cohort fertility patterns and breast cancer mortality among U.S. women, 1948-2003," by Patrick M. Krueger and Samuel H. Preston (Vol. 18, Article 9, April 2008, .pdf format, p. 263-284).


Nature Letter Abstract: "Estimating the impact of school closure on influenza transmission from Sentinel data," by Simon Cauchemez, Alain-Jacques Valleron, Pierre-Yves BoŽlle, Antoine Flahault, and Neil M. Ferguson (Vol. 452, No. 7188, Apr. 10, 2008, p. 750-754).


New England Journal of Medicine, Various:

A. "California Dreamin'--State Health Care Reform and the Prospect for National Change," by Stephen L. Isaacs and Steven A. Schroeder (Perspectives extract, Vol. 358, No. 15, Apr. 10, 2008, p. 1537-1540).

B. "Universal Coverage One Head at a Time--The Risks and Benefits of Individual Health Insurance Mandates," by Sherry A. Glied (Perspectives, Vol. 358, No. 15, Apr. 10, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1540-1542). This article is available free of charge.

C. "Challenges to HIV Prevention--Seeking Effective Measures in the Absence of a Vaccine," by Stephen W. Lagakos and Alicia R. Gable (Perspectives, Vol. 358, No. 15, Apr. 10, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1543-1545). This article is available free of charge.

D. "Recent Resurgence of Mumps in the United States," by Gustavo H. Dayan, M. Patricia Quinlisk, Amy A. Parker, Albert E. Barskey, Meghan L. Harris, Jennifer M. Hill Schwartz, Kae Hunt,Carol G. Finley, Dennis P. Leschinsky, Anne L. O'Keefe, Joshua Clayton, Lon K. Kightlinger, Eden G. Dietle, Jeffrey Berg, Cynthia L. Kenyon, Susan T. Goldstein, Shannon K. Stokley, Susan B. Redd, Paul A. Rota, Jennifer Rota, Daoling Bi, Sandra W. Roush, Carolyn B. Bridges, Tammy A. Santibanez, Umesh Parashar, William J. Bellini, and Jane F. Seward (Article abstract, Vol. 358, No. 15, Apr. 10, 2008, p. 1580-1589).


British Medical Journal News Extracts, Feature:

A. "Germany has two tier health service, study shows," by Annette Tuffs (Vol. 336, No. 7648, Apr. 12, 2008, p. 796).

B. "Unicef reports progress in reducing vertical transmission of HIV," by John Zarocostas (Vol. 336, No. 7648, Apr. 12, 2008, p. 796-797).

C. "US ready for healthcare reform, conference told," by Richard Smith (Vol. 336, No. 7648, Apr. 12, 2008, p. 797).

D. "Suicide and the internet," by Lucy Biddle, Jenny Donovan, Keith Hawton, Navneet Kapur, and David Gunnel (Feature, Vol. 336, No. 7648, Apr. 12, 2008, p. 800-802). This article is available free of charge.


Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. Lancet's Apr. 12, 2008 issue (Vol. 371, No. 9620) is a special issue on "2008 Countdown to 2015." Several articles are available free of charge from the "Countdown to 2015" site:


Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 8, No. 15, Apr. 14, 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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World Bank Policy Research Program: "Health reform, population policy and child nutritional status in China," by Caryn Bredenkamp (WPS 4587, April 2008, .ASCII text and .pdf format, 23p.). 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. 8, Apr. 15, 2008).

Global Public Health (Vol. 3, Supplement 1, 2008). The topic of the supplement is "Gender inequity in health: why it exists and how we can change it.",email

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 49, No. 1, March 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2008).

Public Health (Vol. 122, No. 5, May 2008).

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 50, No. 2, March 2008).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Academy Health updated its listings through Apr. 11, 2008.

------------------------------------------------------------------------- AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 12, 2008.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 15, 2008.

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US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on the Instability of Health Coverage in America," a hearing held April 15, 2008 (.pdf format).

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Kaiser Family Foundation:

A. "Pulling it Together." In this section Drew Altman, President and CEO of KFF "'pull(s) together' analysis, data, and ideas from across the Foundationís work to try to paint a bigger picture that hopefully helps to illuminate critical health policy issues. This is not a blog or a personal position statement. The latest "PT" installment is "Critical Path to Health Reform (No. 2, March 2008).

B. "". The latest updates are for Mar. 25-26, 2008).


US Agency for International Development HealthSystems 20/20": "This easy-to-use web-based tool compiles and analyzes country data from multiple sources, provides charting options, and generates automated country fact sheets, helping users to assess the performance of the countryís health systems. The Health Systems Database draws data from publicly available and internationally comparable databases. Sources are publications from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and the United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF). More recent data may be available from other sources including in-country sources. The user contribution section of this tool is designed to capture and share such information. The tool offers a user-friendly interface with several types of graphing and mapping features as well as a flexible data download system that provide key health systems information for any selected country. Comparisons with peer countries in the region and income group are provided, which allows for some benchmarking of performance, especially when international standards for benchmarking are not available. Country Health Systems Fact Sheets provide automated profiles, covering multiple health systems functions, for any low income or lower middle income country."


"McGill University Library [Montreal, Quebec] Global Health Resource Guide." (2008). "The McGill Global Health Resource Guide was created as a wiki to promote collaboration between all McGill people working in the field of global health."

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