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Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2013
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Title
Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-170
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Authors

Thomas A Gaziano, Ankur Pandya, Krisela Steyn, Naomi Levitt, Willie Mollentze, Gina Joubert, Corinna M Walsh, Ayesha A Motala, Annamarie Kruger, Aletta E Schutte, Datshana P Naidoo, Dorcas R Prakaschandra, Ria Laubscher

Abstract

All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of this study was to compare the ranking performance of a simple, non-laboratory-based risk score to laboratory-based scores in various South African populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Unknown 104 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Master 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 8 7%
Other 33 31%
Unknown 14 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 19 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 02 August 2013.
All research outputs
#728,791
of 8,010,881 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#781
of 1,596 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,689
of 127,025 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#28
of 41 outputs
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