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Associations of hand-washing frequency with incidence of acute respiratory tract infection and influenza-like illness in adults: a population-based study in Sweden

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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13 tweeters

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Title
Associations of hand-washing frequency with incidence of acute respiratory tract infection and influenza-like illness in adults: a population-based study in Sweden
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-14-509
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hanna Merk, Sharon Kühlmann-Berenzon, Annika Linde, Olof Nyrén

Abstract

Frequent hand-washing is standard advice for avoidance of respiratory tract infections, but the evidence for a preventive effect in a general community setting is sparse. We therefore set out to quantify, in a population-based adult general population cohort, the possible protection against acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) conferred by a person's self-perceived hand-washing frequency.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 23%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Master 8 10%
Other 7 8%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Environmental Science 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 25 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 04 May 2021.
All research outputs
#1,051,812
of 19,249,286 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#214
of 6,737 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,445
of 219,313 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1
of 20 outputs
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