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The prevalence of traditional herbal medicine use among hypertensives living in South African communities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, February 2013
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Title
The prevalence of traditional herbal medicine use among hypertensives living in South African communities
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-38
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Authors

Gail D Hughes, Oluwaseyi M Aboyade, Bobby L Clark, Thandi R Puoane

Abstract

In South Africa, over 6 million people are hypertensive and the burden of disease shows that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death among adults. Although treatments exist, few people comply or adhere to recommended treatment due to side effects or costs of the drugs, hence the reliance on alternative forms of treatment. Traditional herbal medicines (THM) are used for the management of hypertension but the prevalence of its use among hypertensive patients living in South African communities is not sufficiently known.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
Ghana 1 1%
India 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 93 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 20%
Student > Postgraduate 17 17%
Student > Bachelor 16 16%
Researcher 10 10%
Unspecified 8 8%
Other 28 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 46%
Unspecified 11 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 5%
Other 21 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 19 February 2013.
All research outputs
#5,481,764
of 10,956,917 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#817
of 2,349 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,111
of 124,908 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#32
of 66 outputs
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