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Unexpected plateauing of childhood obesity rates in developed countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2014
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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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
50 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Unexpected plateauing of childhood obesity rates in developed countries
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-17
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin Wabitsch, Anja Moss, Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild

Abstract

Surveys performed in the past 10 to 15 years show a yet unexplained stabilization or decline in prevalence rates of childhood obesity in developed countries. The projected continuous increase in obesity prevalence throughout future decades seems not to occur at present. Apparently, saturation has been reached, which might be related to societal adjustments. Hence, we postulate a cumulative effect of public health programs for obesity prevention resulting, for example, in an increase in physical activity, and a decline in television viewing and in the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks by children. Effective public health programs are urgently needed for developing countries, where obesity rates in children still continued to increase during the past decade.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 184 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 23%
Student > Bachelor 31 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 15%
Researcher 18 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 10%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 22 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 10%
Social Sciences 15 8%
Psychology 10 5%
Other 29 15%
Unknown 33 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. 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 26 April 2016.
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#450,708
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#359
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#7,125
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