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To bite or not to bite! A questionnaire-based survey assessing why some people are bitten more than others by midges

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2010
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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 (98th percentile)

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6 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
10 tweeters

Citations

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9 Dimensions

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Title
To bite or not to bite! A questionnaire-based survey assessing why some people are bitten more than others by midges
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-275
Pubmed ID
Authors

James G Logan, James I Cook, Nina M Stanczyk, Emma NI Weeks, Sue J Welham, A Jennifer Mordue(Luntz)

Abstract

The Scottish biting midge, Culicoides impunctatus, responsible for more than 90% of biting attacks on human beings in Scotland, is known to demonstrate a preference for certain human hosts over others.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 47 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 9 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. 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 13 September 2020.
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#432,491
of 18,873,384 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#378
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Outputs of similar age
#2,146
of 135,767 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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