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Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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4 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
113 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1065
Pubmed ID
Authors

Koji Wada, Kuniko Oka-Ezoe, Derek R Smith

Abstract

Although the wearing of face masks in public has not been recommended for preventing influenza, these devices are often worn in many Asian countries during the influenza season. In Japan, it is thought that such behavior may be an indicator of other positive hygiene practices. The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine if wearing a face mask in public is associated with other positive hygiene practices and health behaviors among Japanese adults.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 78 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Other 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 17 21%
Unknown 22 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 10%
Psychology 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 25 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 126. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2021.
All research outputs
#189,026
of 17,499,602 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#157
of 11,825 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,798
of 264,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#3
of 1,061 outputs
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