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Overweight and obesity in urban Africa: A problem of the rich or the poor?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2009
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
2 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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290 Dimensions

Readers on

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561 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
Overweight and obesity in urban Africa: A problem of the rich or the poor?
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-9-465
Pubmed ID
Authors

Abdhalah K Ziraba, Jean C Fotso, Rhoune Ochako

Abstract

Obesity is a well recognized risk factor for various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to shed light on the patterns of overweight and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with special interest in differences between the urban poor and the urban non-poor. The specific goals were to describe trends in overweight and obesity among urban women; and examine how these trends vary by education and household wealth.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Nigeria 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Cameroon 1 <1%
Morocco 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 542 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 137 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 69 12%
Researcher 68 12%
Student > Postgraduate 60 11%
Student > Bachelor 47 8%
Other 83 15%
Unknown 97 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 159 28%
Social Sciences 71 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 54 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 15 3%
Other 78 14%
Unknown 124 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 56. 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 21 April 2021.
All research outputs
#637,701
of 22,754,104 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#633
of 14,829 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,245
of 164,119 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 76 outputs
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