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Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, December 2006
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Title
Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions
Published in
BMC Medicine, December 2006
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-4-33
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Authors

David J Muscatello, Andrew Searles, Robin Macdonald, Louisa Jorm

Abstract

Australian epidemiologists have recognised that lay readers have difficulty understanding statistical graphs in reports on population health. This study aimed to provide evidence for graph design improvements that increase comprehension by non-experts.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 18%
Professor 4 11%
Other 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 10 26%
Unknown 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 21%
Computer Science 5 13%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Psychology 3 8%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 10 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 01 August 2014.
All research outputs
#7,853,855
of 12,517,134 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,803
of 2,010 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,120
of 192,948 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#15
of 16 outputs
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