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A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: A national survey of 1,427 women

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2011
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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 (95th percentile)

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11 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: A national survey of 1,427 women
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-11-85
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Alex Broom, Deborah Loxton, Marie Pirotta, John Humphreys, Chi-Wai Lui

Abstract

Evidence indicates that people who reside in non-urban areas have a higher use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) than people who reside in urban areas. However, there is sparse research on the reasons for such differences. This paper investigates the reasons for geographical differences in CAM use by comparing CAM users from four geographical areas (major cities, inner regional, outer region, rural/remote) across a range of health status, healthcare satisfaction, neighbourhood and community factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 59 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 18%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Master 8 13%
Other 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 8 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Psychology 3 5%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 10 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. 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 12 February 2014.
All research outputs
#336,818
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#57
of 2,511 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,076
of 96,817 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1
of 20 outputs
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