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Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: A descriptive study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2013
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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 (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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2 tweeters

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Title
Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: A descriptive study
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-14
Pubmed ID
Authors

M Renée Umstattd Meyer, Joseph R Sharkey, Megan S Patterson, Wesley R Dean

Abstract

The increasing numbers of colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border are characterized by disproportionately poor families of Mexican-origin, limited access to resources and health services, and heightened risk for obesity and diabetes. Despite consistent evidence supporting physical activity (PA) in prevention of chronic diseases, many individuals of Mexican-origin, including children, fail to meet PA recommendations. Environmental influences on PA, founded in ecological and social cognitive perspectives, have not been examined among children living in colonias. The purpose of this study was to identify and better understand (1) household and neighborhood environmental PA resources/supports, (2) perceived barriers to engaging in PA, and (3) PA offerings, locations, and transportation characteristics for Mexican-origin children living in colonias.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 172 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 23%
Researcher 31 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 16%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 22 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 21%
Social Sciences 32 18%
Sports and Recreations 17 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 10%
Psychology 14 8%
Other 25 14%
Unknown 34 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 03 April 2013.
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#177,336
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#241
of 5,090 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,336
of 283,941 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#17
of 339 outputs
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