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Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2014
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Title
Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0200-8
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Authors

Alan D Lopez, Thomas N Williams, Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli, Jasvinder A Singh, Peter GJ Burney, Jürgen Rehm, Nora D Volkow, George Koob, Cleusa P Ferri

Abstract

The forthcoming post-Millennium Development Goals era will bring about new challenges in global health. Low- and middle-income countries will have to contend with a dual burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Some of these NCDs, such as neoplasms, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, cause much health loss worldwide and are already widely recognised as doing so. However, 55% of the global NCD burden arises from other NCDs, which tend to be ignored in terms of premature mortality and quality of life reduction. Here, experts in some of these 'forgotten NCDs' review the clinical impact of these diseases along with the consequences of their ignoring their medical importance, and discuss ways in which they can be given higher global health priority in order to decrease the growing burden of disease and disability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 228 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 22%
Student > Bachelor 30 13%
Researcher 28 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 8%
Professor 12 5%
Other 46 20%
Unknown 48 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 66 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 12%
Social Sciences 12 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 4%
Other 45 19%
Unknown 63 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 25 July 2020.
All research outputs
#1,461,435
of 22,768,097 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,021
of 3,413 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,113
of 260,345 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#29
of 87 outputs
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