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A league of their own: demographics, motivations and patterns of use of 1,955 male adult non-medical anabolic steroid users in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, October 2007
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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 (80th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
12 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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147 Dimensions

Readers on

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107 Mendeley
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Title
A league of their own: demographics, motivations and patterns of use of 1,955 male adult non-medical anabolic steroid users in the United States
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-4-12
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jason Cohen, Rick Collins, Jack Darkes, Daniel Gwartney

Abstract

Rule violations among elite-level sports competitors and tragedies among adolescents have largely defined the issue of non-medical anabolic-androgenic steroid (NMAAS) use for the public and policy makers. However, the predominant and oft-ignored segment of the NMAAS community exists in the general population that is neither participating in competitive sports nor adolescent. A clearer profile of NMAAS users within the general population is an initial step in developing a full understanding of NMAAS use and devising appropriate policy and interventions. This survey sought to provide a more comprehensive profile of NMAAS users by accessing a large sample of user respondents from around the United States.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 99 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 18%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Researcher 9 8%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 18 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 22%
Sports and Recreations 15 14%
Social Sciences 12 11%
Psychology 9 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 25 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. 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 20 May 2019.
All research outputs
#628,696
of 18,741,568 outputs
Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#186
of 822 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,859
of 233,518 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#13
of 63 outputs
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