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A proposal for a primary screening tool: `Keep your waist circumference to less than half your height’

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, November 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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79 tweeters
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18 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
A proposal for a primary screening tool: `Keep your waist circumference to less than half your height’
Published in
BMC Medicine, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0207-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Margaret Ashwell, Sigrid Gibson

Abstract

There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that central obesity, as opposed to total obesity assessed by body mass index (BMI), is associated with the most health risks and that the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is a simple proxy for this central fat distribution. This Opinion reviews the evidence for the use of WHtR to predict mortality and for its association with morbidity. A boundary value of WHtR of 0.5 has been proposed and become widely used. This translates into the simple screening message 'Keep your waist to less than half your height'. Not only does this message appear to be suitable for all ethnic groups, it also works well with children.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 124 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 12%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 29 23%
Unknown 16 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 12%
Sports and Recreations 9 7%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Other 10 8%
Unknown 24 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 75. 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 2021.
All research outputs
#378,890
of 19,151,080 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#314
of 2,863 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,306
of 249,221 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#26
of 242 outputs
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