↓ Skip to main content

Host-specific cues cause differential attractiveness of Kenyan men to the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, December 2002
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

Mentioned by

1 blog


103 Dimensions

Readers on

8 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Host-specific cues cause differential attractiveness of Kenyan men to the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
Published in
Malaria Journal, December 2002
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-1-17
Pubmed ID

Wolfgang R Mukabana, Willem Takken, Richard Coe, Bart GJ Knols


Many studies have suggested that variability in the attractiveness of humans to host-seeking mosquitoes is caused by differences in the make-up of body emanations, and olfactory signals in particular. Most investigations have either been laboratory-based, utilising odour obtained from sections of the body, or have been done in the field with sampling methods that do not discriminate between visual, physical and chemical cues of the host. Accordingly, evidence for differential attractiveness based on body emanations remains sparse in spite of the far-reaching epidemiological implications of this phenomenon.

Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 8 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 25%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 13%
Ecuador 1 13%
Senegal 1 13%
South Africa 1 13%
United Kingdom 1 13%
Unknown 1 13%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 475%
Researcher 34 425%
Student > Master 32 400%
Student > Bachelor 10 125%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 75%
Other 20 250%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 77 963%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 163%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 125%
Environmental Science 8 100%
Chemistry 3 38%
Other 25 313%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 02 July 2014.
All research outputs
of 25,374,917 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
of 5,919 outputs
Outputs of similar age
of 135,709 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
of 2 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,374,917 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 5,919 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 71% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 135,709 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 2 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them