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Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-40
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Authors

Lisa K Micklesfield, Titilola M Pedro, Kathleen Kahn, John Kinsman, John M Pettifor, Stephen Tollman, Shane A Norris

Abstract

Physical inactivity is increasing among children and adolescents and may be contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. This study examines physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns, and explores associations with individual, maternal, household, and community factors amongst rural South African adolescents.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 268 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 19%
Student > Bachelor 34 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 12%
Researcher 29 11%
Student > Postgraduate 25 9%
Other 60 22%
Unknown 38 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 54 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 12%
Social Sciences 28 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 4%
Other 38 14%
Unknown 54 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 01 October 2019.
All research outputs
#2,408,693
of 18,156,431 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,763
of 12,230 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,524
of 264,632 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#2
of 8 outputs
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