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Will the European Union reach the United Nations Millennium declaration target of a 50% reduction of tuberculosis mortality between 1990 and 2015?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2017
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (67th percentile)

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Title
Will the European Union reach the United Nations Millennium declaration target of a 50% reduction of tuberculosis mortality between 1990 and 2015?
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4544-9
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Authors

Marieke J. van der Werf, Sandro Bonfigli, Frantiska Hruba

Abstract

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) provide targets for 2015. MDG 6 includes a target to reduce the tuberculosis (TB) death rate by 50% compared with 1990. We aimed to assess whether this target was reached by the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area countries. We used Eurostat causes of death data to assess whether the target was reached in the EU. We calculated the reduction in reported and adjusted death rates and the annual average percentage decline based on the available data. Between 1999 and 2014, the TB death rate decreased by 50%, the adjusted death rate by 56% and the annual average percentage decline was 5.43% (95% confidence interval 4.94-6.74) for the EU. Twenty of 26 countries reporting >5 TB deaths in the first reporting year reached the target of 50% reduction in adjusted death rate. The EU reached the MDG target of a 50% reduction of the TB death rate and also the annual average percentage decline was larger than the 2.73% needed to reach the target. The World Health Organization 'End TB Strategy' requires a further reduction of the number of TB deaths of 35% by 2020 compared to 2015, which will challenge TB prevention and care services in the EU.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 20%
Social Sciences 2 20%
Environmental Science 1 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 10%
Unknown 4 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 25 August 2017.
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#1,625,783
of 11,655,615 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,907
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#54,799
of 263,955 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#58
of 178 outputs
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