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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 11,708)
  • 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 4 <1%
Peru 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Finland 2 <1%
Paraguay 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 840 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 187 22%
Student > Master 126 15%
Researcher 100 12%
Other 63 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 7%
Other 168 20%
Unknown 153 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 266 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 101 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 76 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 51 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 43 5%
Other 146 17%
Unknown 175 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3082. 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 April 2021.
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#944
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1
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Outputs of similar age
#2
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1
of 473 outputs
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