Current Social Science Research Report--Health #81, September 23, 2008.

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1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles (HTML and .pdf format):

A. " Federal Air Travel Restrictions for Public Health Purposes --- United States, June 2007--May 2008 (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 37, Sep. 19, 2008, p. 1009-1012).


B. Impact of Expanded Newborn Screening --- United States, 2006 (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 37, Sep. 19, 2008, p. 1012-1015).


C. "Thallium Poisoning from Eating Contaminated Cake --- Iraq, 2008" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 37, Sep. 19, 2008, p. 1015-1018).


D. "QuickStats: Rates of Cesarean Deliveries --- Selected Countries, 2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 37, Sep. 19, 2008, p. 1019).


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2. Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance Slide Sets Update, News Release:

A. "HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)" (September 2008, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint and Macromedia Flash format, 14 slides).

HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance Slide Sets:

B. "CDC Expands Testing Recommendations For Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection," (Sep. 18, 2008).

3. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: "Fatal Workplace Injuries in 2005: A Collection of Data and Analysis," (Bulletin 2593, September 2008, .pdf format).

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Brief: "Marriage and Health Care Coverage Among Families with Children," (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

5. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs:

A. "Dental Coverage of Children and Young Adults under Age 21, United States, 1996 and 2006," by Richard Manski and Erwin Brown Jr. (Statistical Brief No. 221, September 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

B. "Arthritis: Use and Expenditures among U.S. Adult Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005," by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief No. 222, September 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

6. Government Accountability Office Report: "Health Information Technology: HHS Has Taken Important Steps to Address Privacy Principles and Challenges, Although More Work Remains," (GAO-08-1138, September 2008, .pdf format, 23p.).

7. Congressional Budget Office Presentation: "A Federal Perspective on Health Care Policy and Costs," by Peter Orszag (September 16, 2008, pdf format, 29p).

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US States:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 17, No. 9, September 2008, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is: "Health Insurance Coverage Status of Children Ages 0 to 17: 2005 to 2007."

Rhode Island:

Department of Health Reports:

A. "Health Plans' Performance Report" (September 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

B. "Disability and Health Risks Among Rhode Island Public High School Students in 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

C. "Diabetes and Health Risks Among Rhode Island Adults in 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

D. "Serious Psychological Distress and Associated Health Conditions and Risks Among Rhode Island Adults in 2007 (August 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

E. "Access to Health Care, Behavioral Health Risks, and Health Conditions Among Rhode Island Adults in 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Report: "World Malaria Report 2008" (September 2008, .pdf format, 190p.).

2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Report: "Millennium Development Goals. Progress towards the right to health in Latin America and the Caribbean" (September 2008, .pdf format, 130p.).

Click on the arrows next to "Download document" on the right side of the page for link to full text.

3. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol.14, No. 5, September/October 2008, .pdf format).


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health system performance," (Rural health series no. 10, September 2008, .pdf format, 76p.).



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report, Periodical:

A. "Making Sense of Health Rankings" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 20p.).

B. Health Reports: September 2008 (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format).



Statistical Service Report: "Economic Statistics on Health: 2006" (September 2008, .pdf format, 90p.). The report is in Greek and English.$file/ECO_STAT_HLTH_2006.pdf?OpenElement

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Department of Health Information Report: "Annual Mortality Report: 2006" (September 2008, .pdf format, 63p.).


New Zealand:

Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report: "Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 1996-2006" (September 2008, .pdf format, 81p.).



Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Sep. 17-23, 2008).


South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Annual Single Exit Price Increase" (September 2008, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Welsh Health Survey, 2007" (September 2008, .pdf format, 55p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

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Kaiser Family Foundation Factsheet, Issue Brief:

A. "The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes" (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, September 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

B. "Spotlight on Low-Income Uninsured Young Adults: Causes and Consequences," by Genevieve Kenney and Jennifer Pelletier (Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured September 2008, .pdf format, 9p.).

"The 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey: Survey Methods and Baseline Tables" Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured September 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issue Brief: "2007 Health Insurance Survey of Farm and Ranch Operators: Who Experiences Financial Hardship Because of Health Care Costs?" (Issue Brief No. 3, September 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

Scroll to "download" near the bottom of the page for link to full text.


K.K. Agencies Books: Reproductive Health in India:New Evidence, edited by Michael A. Koenig, Shireen Jejeebhoy, John C. Cleland and Bela Ganatra (2008, 383p., ISBN: 8131601048). For more information see:

Search on ISBN number.


American Enterprise Institute Monograph, Periodical:

A. Innovation and Technology Adoption in Health Care Markets, by Tomas J. Philipson and Anupam B. Jena (September 2008, ISBN: 978-0-8447-4268-7, 113p.). For more information, including ordering information see:,filter.all/book_detail.asp

B. Health Policy Outlook (No. 8, September 2008, .pdf and HTML format, p.). Note: The main article is: "An Rx for Efficient Drug Purchasing," by Roger Bate and Karen Porter.


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Benefits of using multiple first-line therapies against malaria," by Maciej F. Boni, David L. Smith, and Ramanan Laxminarayan (Vol. 105, No. 37, September 16, 2008, p. 14216-14221).


Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Perspectives, Article:

A. "Tobacco Control Yields Clear Dividends for Health and Wealth," by Kelley Lee (Vol. 5, No. 9, e189 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050189, September 2008, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 2p.).

B. "The Infectiousness of Tuberculosis Patients Coinfected with HIV," by A. Roderick Escombe1, David A. J. Moore1, Robert H. Gilman, William Pan, Marcos Navincopa, Eduardo Ticona, Carlos Martínez, Luz Caviedes, Patricia Sheen, Armando Gonzalez, Catherine J. Noakes, Jon S. Friedland, and Carlton A. Evans (Vol. 5, No. 9, e188 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050188, September 2008, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 11p.).


Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Sucrose Exposure in Early Life Alters Adult Motivation and Weight Gain," by Cristianne R. M. Frazier, Peggy Mason, Xiaoxi Zhuang, and Jeff A. Beeler (PLoS ONE 3(9): e3221 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003221, September 2008, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

B. "Obesity as a Perceived Social Signal," by Manasee Mankar, Radhika S. Joshi, Prajakta V. Belsare, Maithili M. Jog, and Milind G. Watve (PLoS ONE 3(9): e3187 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003187, September 2008, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

C. "Quality of Care for HIV Infection Provided by Ryan White Program-Supported versus Non-Ryan White Program-Supported Facilities," by Patrick S. Sullivan, Maxine Denniston, Eve Mokotoff, Susan Buskin, and Stephanie Broyles (PLoS ONE 3(9): e3250 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003250, September 2008, HTML, XML, and .pdf format. 8p.).


Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary extracts:

A. "Role of Physicians and Mental Health Professionals in Discussions of Public Figures," by Richard A. Friedman (Vol. 300, No. 11, Sep. 17, 2008, p. 1348-1350).

B. "Mindfulness in Medicine," by David S. Ludwig and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Vol. 300, No. 11, Sep. 17, 2008, p. 1350-1352).


New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Extract: "Beyond Pay for Performance - Emerging Models of Provider-Payment Reform," by Meredith B. Rosenthal (Vol. 359, No. 12, September 18, 2008, p. 1197-1200).


British Medical Journal Various:

A. "Contaminated infant formula sickens 6200 babies in China," by Jane Parry (News Extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1738, Sep. 18, 2008).

B. "World still faces big challenges in meeting millennium development goals, says UN," by John Zarocostas (News Extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1692, Sep. 16, 2008).

C. "New antibiotics are needed as resistance grows, expert says," by Philip Wilson (News Extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1660, Sep 12, 2008).

D. "Meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance," by Otto Cars, Liselotte Diaz Högberg, Mary Murray, Olle Nordberg, Satya Sivaraman, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Anthony D. So, and Göran Tomson (Analysis extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1438, Sep. 18, 2008).

E. "Adherence to Mediterranean diet and health status: meta-analysis," by Francesco Sofi, Francesca Cesari, Rosanna Abbate, Gian Franco Gensini, and Alessandro Casini (BMJ 2008;337:a1344, September 20, 2008).

F. "Combined impact of lifestyle factors on mortality: prospective cohort study in US women," by Rob M van Dam, Tricia Li, Donna Spiegelman, Oscar H. Franco, and Frank B. Hu (Article abstract, BMJ 2008;337:a1440, Sep. 16, 2008).


Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Predicting the next pandemic," by Eliza Barclay (World Report, Vol. 372, No. 9643, Sep. 20, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1025-1026). 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.36, Sep. 22, 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 Survey: "Child Stunting Across Schooling and Fertility Transitions: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," by Sarah C. Giroux and Macro International (WP57, August 2008, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 47, No. 8, Oct. 15, 2008). 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.

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 3, No. 4, October 2008).

Health and Social Work (Vol. 33, No. 3, August 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and issue.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 65, No. 10, October 2008)..

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US National Institutes of Health: "Studies of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Human Microbiome Research (R01)" (RFA-RM-08-030, reissue of RFA-RM-08-006, Sep. 18, 2008, Roadmap initiative administered by National Human Genome Research Institute). For more information see:

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Academy Health updated its listings through Sep. 23, 2008.

------------------------------------------------------------------------- AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Sep. 22, 2008.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Sep. 23, 2008.

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing Testimony:

A. "Aligning Incentives: The Case for Delivery System Reform," a hearing held September 16, 2008 (.pdf format).

B. "Covering the Uninsured: Making Health Insurance Markets Work," a hearing held September 23, 2008 (.pdf format).


US House Ways and Means Committee, Health Subcommittee Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on The Health of the Private Health Insurance Market," a hearing held September 23, 2008 (HTML format).


US House Small Business Committee Hearing Testimony: "Making Health Care Reform Work for Small Business," a hearing held Sep. 18, 2008 (.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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Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDSCOUNT Updates: KIDSCOUNT has recently update the following data: "Children without health insurance, by age"; "Children without health insurance, by poverty level."

See under "Health Insurance".

Also: "Binge alcohol drinking among youth"; "Cigarette use in the past month"; "Illicit drug use."

See Under "Youth Risk Factors".


Kaiser Family Foundation Update: "Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

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