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Unforeseen misuses of bed nets in fishing villages along Lake Victoria

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, August 2008
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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 (95th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
7 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
1 Google+ user

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Title
Unforeseen misuses of bed nets in fishing villages along Lake Victoria
Published in
Malaria Journal, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-7-165
Pubmed ID
Authors

Noboru Minakawa, Gabriel O Dida, Gorge O Sonye, Kyoko Futami, Satoshi Kaneko

Abstract

To combat malaria, the Kenya Ministry of Health and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have distributed insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) for use over beds, with coverage for children under five years of age increasing rapidly. Nevertheless, residents of fishing villages have started to use these bed nets for drying fish and fishing in Lake Victoria. This study investigated the extent of bed net misuse in fishing villages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 2 1%
Netherlands 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Japan 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 155 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 28%
Researcher 27 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 14%
Student > Bachelor 16 10%
Other 5 3%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 21 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 18%
Social Sciences 23 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 13%
Environmental Science 11 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Other 39 24%
Unknown 31 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 08 January 2021.
All research outputs
#847,451
of 19,911,470 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#128
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Outputs of similar age
#8,252
of 174,794 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
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