Current Social Science Research Report--Health #97, January 27, 2009.

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1. National Institutes of Health News Release: "New Survey Results Show Huge Burden of Diabetes: Study Includes Sensitive Test of Blood Glucose Abnormalities" (Jan. 26, 2009).

2. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report: "SCHIP FY 2008 Annual Enrollment Report" (January 2009, .pdf format, 1p.).

3. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "State-Specific Smoking-Attributable Mortality and Years of Potential Life Lost United States, 2000--2004," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 2, January 23, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 29-33).



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US States:


Department of Health Report: "Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data Annual Report 2007" (January 2009, .pdf format, 49p.).


Department of Public Health Periodical: Illinois HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Update (December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Compendium: North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide 2007 (December 2008, .pdf or Microsoft Excel format).


Center for Health Statistics Report: "2006 Washington State Vital Statistics and Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Report" (January 2009, .pdf format, 99p.).

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Reports:

A. The world malaria report 2008 (January 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 190p.).

B. "The Financial Crisis and Global Health: Report of a High-Level Consultation," (January 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).



Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Medical indemnity national data collection public sector 2006-07," (Safety and quality of health care no. 5, January 2009, .pdf format, 68p.).



Directorate of Health Statistics Updates:

A. "Induced abortions 1982-2007" (January 2009, Microsoft Excel format, tables in Icelandic and English).

B. "Induced abortions 1961-2007" (January 2009, Microsoft Excel format, tables in Icelandic and English).



Ministry of Health News Release: "35 Million Dollars More For The National Effort To Raise The Mental Wellbeing Of All Singaporeans" (Jan. 15, 2009).



National Statistical Institute Report: "Hospital Morbidity Survey: 2007" (January 2009, .pdf and web extraction data). There is a press release (.pdf format, 6p.) in English. Data are in Spanish.

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Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles]: "Many Californians with Asthma Have Problems Understanding Their Doctor," by Susan H. Babey, Ying-Ying Meng, and Malia Jones (January 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).


Kaiser Family Foundation Articles:

A. "Reports and Other Resources on Trends in Children's Health Coverage" (January 2009). "With Congress poised to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with a substantial increase in its federal funding, there are potentially new opportunities for reducing the estimated 9 million uninsured children nationwide. At the same time, the nation’s weak economy and growing unemployment is resulting in fewer families and children covered by employer-sponsored coverage.

Against that backdrop, the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) released a package of new reports and other materials examining trends in children's health coverage and the outlook for efforts to expand access to coverage in the future." All reports are .pdf format).

1. "Challenges of Providing Health Coverage for Children and Parents in a Recession: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2009," by Donna Cohen Ross and Caryn Marks (January 2009, 64p., with data tables, format, 49p.).

2. "Next Steps in Covering Uninsured Children: Findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage" (Issue Brief, January 2009, 14p.).

3. "Covering Uninsured Children: Reaching and Enrolling Citizen Children With Non-Citizen Parents" (Issue Brief, January 2009, 7p.).

4. "Chartpack: Health Insurance Coverage of America's Children" (January 2009, 23p.).

5. "Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP" (January 2009, 2p.).

6. "Updated Children's Health Coverage Timeline" (January 2009). "his interactive timeline presents enrollment and major policy developments in health insurance coverage for children in public programs during the last 40+ years. As major developments occur, the timeline will be updated."

B. "Health Insurance Coverage of America's Children," (January 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). Note: There is a link to a similar report from 2007.


Institute of Medicine Monograph: State of the USA Health Indicators: (National Academies Press, 2008, OpenBook and .pdf format, 72p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Brief: "More Nonelderly Americans Face Problems Affording Prescription Drugs," (January 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).


Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Article: "Impact of the Spanish Smoking Law on Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke and Respiratory Health in Hospitality Workers: A Cohort Study," by Esteve Fernández, Marcela Fu, José A. Pascual, María J. López, Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Anna Schiaffino, Jose M. Martínez-Sánchez, Carles Ariza, Esteve Saltó, and Manel Nebot ( PLoS ONE 4(1): e4244. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004244, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).


New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "Fine-Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States," by C. Arden Pope, III, Majid Ezzati, and Douglas W. Dockery (Vol. 360, No. 4, January 22, 2009, p. 376-386).


British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "One third of Chinese men will be killed by tobacco if high smoking rates persist," by Roger Dobson (News extract, BMJ 2009;338:b302, Jan. 26, 2009).

B. "Health workers protest at unfair trial in Iran of HIV doctors," by Peter Moszynski (News extract, BMJ 2009;338:b109, Jan. 13, 2009).

C. "Aid agencies face daunting humanitarian task in war ravaged Gaza," by John Zarocostas (News extract, BMJ 2009;338:b236, Jan. 21, 2009).

D. "Two thirds of US prisoners with chronic conditions in local jails do not get medical care, study shows," by Janice Hopkins Tanne (News extract, BMJ 2009;338:b208, Jan. 20, 2009).

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World Bank Policy Research Center: "Social health insurance vs. tax-financed health systems - evidence from the OECD," by Adam Wagstaff (WPS 4821, January 2009, ASCII text and .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):

Environmental Research (Vol. 109, No. 2, February 2009).

Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2009).

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 3, February 2009).

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US National Institutes of Health:

A. PHS 2009-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-09-080, Jan. 22, 2009, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

B. " PHS 2009-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])" (PA-09-081, Jan. 22, 2009, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

C. "Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)" (PAR-09-084, Jan. 22, 2009, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). For more information see:


Kaiser Family Foundation: Kaiser is sponsoring an essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students. The topic is: "President Obama has stated that reforming the health care system is one of his top priorities, and there is broad interest from policymakers and the public in making a change. During the campaign, he outlined a framework for reforming health care. What elements of his plan should be prioritized given the current economic crisis, what elements are most likely to garner support and which ones will be most challenging and why?" The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2009.

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United for Sight: "Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation" (April 18-19, 2009, New Haven, Connecticut).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: "Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jan. 27, 2009.


American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jan. 27, 2009.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Jan. 27, 2009.

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jan. 19, 2008 which may be of interest to Health researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

New and updated data:

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:


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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