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Modelling environmental factors correlated with podoconiosis: a geospatial study of non-filarial elephantiasis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Modelling environmental factors correlated with podoconiosis: a geospatial study of non-filarial elephantiasis
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-13-24
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Authors

Yordanos B Molla, Nicola A Wardrop, Jennifer S Le Blond, Peter Baxter, Melanie J Newport, Peter M Atkinson, Gail Davey

Abstract

The precise trigger of podoconiosis [box drawings light horizontal] endemic non-filarial elephantiasis of the lower legs [box drawings light horizontal] is unknown. Epidemiological and ecological studies have linked the disease with barefoot exposure to red clay soils of volcanic origin. Histopathology investigations have demonstrated silicon, aluminium, magnesium and iron in the lower limb lymph node macrophages of both patients and non-patients living barefoot on these clays. We studied the spatial variation (variations across an area) in podoconiosis prevalence and the associated environmental factors with the goal of better understanding the pathogenesis of podoconiosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 12 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Environmental Science 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 10 21%
Unknown 11 23%

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 20 June 2014.
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#1,855,769
of 12,347,662 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#83
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#31,301
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#2
of 15 outputs
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