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Inequalities in child mortality in ten major African cities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Title
Inequalities in child mortality in ten major African cities
Published in
BMC Medicine, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-95
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Authors

Wilm Quentin, Olayinka Abosede, Joseph Aka, Patricia Akweongo, Kouassi Dinard, Alex Ezeh, Ramadan Hamed, Patrick Kalambayi Kayembe, Getnet Mitike, Gemini Mtei, Marguerite Te Bonle, Leonie Sundmacher

Abstract

The existence of socio-economic inequalities in child mortality is well documented. African cities grow faster than cities in most other regions of the world; and inequalities in African cities are thought to be particularly large. Revealing health-related inequalities is essential in order for governments to be able to act against them. This study aimed to systematically compare inequalities in child mortality across 10 major African cities (Cairo, Lagos, Kinshasa, Luanda, Abidjan, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Dakar, Addis Ababa, Accra), and to investigate trends in such inequalities over time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Kenya 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 92 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 18%
Researcher 16 16%
Other 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 22 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 21%
Social Sciences 15 15%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 3%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 26 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 24 June 2015.
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#4,689,468
of 22,757,090 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#2,148
of 3,413 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,721
of 228,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#44
of 57 outputs
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