Current Social Science Research Report--Health #83, October 7, 2008.

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1. Centers for Disease Control Report, Periodical:

A. "2006 Disease Profile" (National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, October 2008, September 2008, .pdf format, 65p.).

B. Preventing Chronic Disease (Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2008, HTML and .pdf format).

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, Surveillance Summary (HTML and .pdf format).

A. "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Self-Rated Health Status Among Adults With and Without Disabilities -- United States, 2004 -- 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 39, Oct. 3, 2008, p. 1069-1073).


B. "HIV Prevalence Estimates -- United States, 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 39, Oct. 3, 2008, p. 1073-1076).


C. "QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Aged >12 Years with Depression, by Race/Ethnicity and Poverty Status -- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2005 -- 2006 (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 39, Oct. 3, 2008, p. 1073-1082).


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D. "Surveillance for Lyme Disease --- United States, 1992--2006," by Rendi Murphree Bacon, Kiersten J. Kugeler, and Paul S. Mead (Vol. 57, SS10, Oct. 3, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).



3. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals" (GAO-08-808, September 2008, .pdf format, 49p.).

B. "Influenza Pandemic: HHS Needs to Continue Its Actions and Finalize Guidance for Pharmaceutical Interventions" (GAO-08-671, September 2008, .pdf format, 71p.).

4. Food and Drug Administration News Release: "FDA Issues Interim Safety and Risk Assessment of Melamine and Melamine-related Compounds in Food" (Oct. 3, 2008).

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US States:


Department of Health and Human Services Report: "2007 Statistical Report of Abortions" (October 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).


North Dakota:

Department of Health Report: "2008-2009 Division of Chronic Disease Indicator Report: (August 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Periodical: Euro Observer (Vol. 10, No. 3, Autumn 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 14, Supplement 2008--WHO 60th anniversary special issue, October 2008, .pdf format).



Department of Health and Ageing Report: "2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Main Findings: (October 2008, .pdf format, 44p.).

More information, including data access information:



Ministry of Health Compendium: Health Statistics 2007 (2008, .pdf format). The compendium is in Arabic and English.



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Census 2006 Products, Reports:

A. "Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 67p.).

B. "Quarterly Demographic Estimates: April to June 2008" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 99p.).

C. SC has released several products related to data from the 2006 Census. For more information, including pricing information, see:

D. "Analysis of the spatial distribution of crime in Canada: Summary of major trends 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2006" by Josée Savoie (Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 36p.).



Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 1-7, 2008).


South Africa:

Department of Health Statistical Note: "The Prevalence and Distribution of Malaria in South Africa" (March 2008, .pdf format, 9p.).


United Arab Emirates:

Ministry of Health News Release: "New Pricing System for European Drugs to Come into Effect on Oct 15" (Oct. 7, 2008).



National Health Service Reports:

A. "Community Care Statistics 2007--2008: Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care for Adults, England-- Provisional Council Data" (October 2008, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

B. "Personal Social Services expenditure and unit costs: England 2007-08 Provisional Council Data" (October 2008, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 -- September 2008" (October 2008, .pdf format, 13p., toplines, .pdf format, 21p.).

B. "Headed for a Crunch: An Update on Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Heading into an Economic Downturn," by Vernon Smith, Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis, Robin Rudowitz, Molly O’Malley, and Caryn Marks (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, September 2008, .pdf format, 109p.).

C. "What Do We Want Health Insurance To Be?" by Drew Altman (Pulling it Together, No. 7, September 2008).

D. "Compensation for Workers with and without Access to Health Benefits at Work" (Health Care Costs Snapshots, October 2008).


Urban Institute Report: "Can a Public Insurance Plan Increase Competition and Lower the Costs of Health Reform?" by John Holahan and Linda J. Blumberg (October 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).


Demographic and Health Surveys Reports: Macro International's DHS has released the following new reports:

PB3: Uganda SPA Briefing Kit 2007 (English)

SR146: Uganda 2007 Key Findings on HIV/AIDS and STIs

SR145: Uganda 2007 Key Findings on MCH and Malaria

SPA13: Uganda 2007 Final Report

AS12: Evaluating HIV Estimates from National Population-Based Surveys for Bias Resulting from Non-Response

GS10: Ethiopia Atlas of Key Demographic and Health Indicators 2005

NUT3: Ethiopia Nutrition of Young Children and Women - Ethiopia 2005

CR18: Fertility Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

OD53: Finding the Missing Maternal and Paternal Orphans

AS14: Contraceptive Use, Breastfeeding, Amenorrhea and Abstinence During the Postpartum Period: An Analysis of Four Countries

All are available at:

scroll to "New Publications"


National Women's Law Center Report: "Nowhere to Turn: How the Individual Health Insurance Market Fails Women," (September 2008, pdf format, 36p).

More information about WLC:


Institute of Medicine Monograph: Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary , by David A. Relman, Margaret A. Hamburg, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 304p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before downloading a .pdf copy).


Nature Review Abstract: "Challenges in the development of an HIV-1 vaccine," by Dan H. Barouch (Vol. 455, No. 7213, Oct. 2, 2008, p. 613-619).


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


PLoS (Public Library of Science) Pathogens Article: "Evolutionary Dynamics and Emergence of Panzootic H5N1 Influenza Viruses," by Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna Justin Bahl, Steven Riley, Lian Duan, Jin Xia Zhang, Honglin Chen, J.S. Malik Peiris, Gavin J.D. Smith, and Yi Guan (PLoS Pathogens 4(9): e1000161 doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000161, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 10p.).


Journal of the American Medical Association, Various:

A. "News Media Coverage of Medication Research: Reporting Pharmaceutical Company Funding and Use of Generic Medication Names," by Michael Hochman, Steven Hochman, David Bor, and Danny McCormick (Article abstract, Vol. 300, No. 13, Oct. 1, 2008, p. 1544-1550).

B. The Right to Bear Arms: Constitutional Law, Politics, and Public Health," by Lawrence Gostin (Commentary extract, Vol. 300, No. 13, Oct. 1, 2008, p. 1575-1577).


New England Journal of Medicine Prespective: "Still in the Game-- Harnessing Employer Inventiveness in U.S. Health Care Reform," by Robert S. Galvin (Vol. 359, No. 14, Oct. 2, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1421-1423). This article is available free of charge.


British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "China’s tainted milk scandal spreads around world," by Jane Parry (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1890, Oct. 1, 2008).

B. "US health groups protest against proposed government 'conscience rule'," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1889, Sep. 30, 2008).

C. "World leaders pledge extra 3 billion dollars to combat malaria," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1916, Sep. 30, 2008).

D. "Aboriginal children are still twice as likely to die as other young Australians," by Jane McCredie (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1852, Sep. 26, 2008).

E. "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).


Lancet Comment: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Blocking humanitarian assistance: a crime against humanity?" by John D. Kraemer, Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, and Lawrence O. Gostin (Vol. 372, No. 9645, Oct. 4, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1203-1205). This article is available free of charge.

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 47, No. 9, Nov. 1, 2008). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 116, No. 10, October 2008). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of this database and issue

Environmental Research (Vol. 108, No. 2, October 2008).

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 71, No. 5, October 2008, .pdf format, 1p.). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

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National Academies: "Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships." "The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate." For more information see:


US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Replication and Fine-Mapping Studies for the Genes Environment and Health Initiative (GEI)(R01) (RFA-CA-09-003, Sep. 30, 2008). For more information see:

B. "Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2009 (P30)" (RFA-HD-08-016, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Oct. 3, 2008). For more information see:

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US National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: " Ninth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions," to be held in Warrenton, Virginia, Jul. 12-24, 2009). Application due date is Dec. 15, 2008. For more information see:

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Academy Health updated its listings through Oct. 7, 2008.


Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 6, 2008.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 7, 2008.

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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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