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Looking at the label and beyond: the effects of calorie labels, health consciousness, and demographics on caloric intake in restaurants

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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5 news outlets
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1 blog
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32 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages

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Title
Looking at the label and beyond: the effects of calorie labels, health consciousness, and demographics on caloric intake in restaurants
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-21
Pubmed ID
Authors

Brenna Ellison, Jayson L Lusk, David Davis

Abstract

Recent legislation has required calorie labels on restaurant menus as a means of improving Americans' health. Despite the growing research in this area, no consensus has been reached on the effectiveness of menu labels. This suggests the possibility of heterogeneity in responses to caloric labels across people with different attitudes and demographics. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationships between caloric intake and diners' socio-economic characteristics and attitudes in a restaurant field experiment that systematically varied the caloric information printed on the menus.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 203 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 25%
Student > Bachelor 41 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 13%
Researcher 18 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 4%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 34 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 25 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 12%
Social Sciences 25 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 11%
Psychology 20 10%
Other 51 25%
Unknown 36 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. 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 16 April 2018.
All research outputs
#455,112
of 21,342,999 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#143
of 1,842 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,265
of 280,523 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#8
of 57 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,342,999 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,842 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 27.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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