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Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 8,554)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000980.pub4
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Authors

Harri Hemilä, Elizabeth Chalker

Abstract

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for preventing and treating the common cold has been a subject of controversy for 70 years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 1%
Brazil 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Peru 2 <1%
Finland 2 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Other 14 2%
Unknown 605 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 160 25%
Student > Master 104 16%
Researcher 87 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 9%
Other 52 8%
Other 179 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 240 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 95 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 65 10%
Unspecified 43 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 5%
Other 169 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1756. 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 January 2019.
All research outputs
#841
of 12,390,921 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1
of 8,554 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7
of 260,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1
of 420 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,390,921 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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