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An ecological study on childhood autism

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Title
An ecological study on childhood autism
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-11-44
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sophie St-Hilaire, Victor O Ezike, Henrik Stryhn, Michael A Thomas

Abstract

Idiopathic autism, suspected to be caused by exposure of genetically susceptible individuals to unknown environmental triggers, has increased dramatically in the past 25 years. The objectives of our study were to determine, using a linear regression model, whether the county prevalence of autism in the Pacific Northwest of the United States was associated with the source of drinking water for that county and whether this relationship was dependent on the level of environmental pollutants and meteorological factors in the county.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Colombia 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 55 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Researcher 8 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 5%
Other 14 24%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 22%
Social Sciences 6 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 9%
Psychology 5 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 14 24%
Unknown 12 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 15 December 2014.
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#1,918,484
of 20,009,828 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#76
of 612 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,190
of 150,152 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#1
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