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Topography-derived wetness indices are associated with household-level malaria risk in two communities in the western Kenyan highlands

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, February 2008
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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 (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
Topography-derived wetness indices are associated with household-level malaria risk in two communities in the western Kenyan highlands
Published in
Malaria Journal, February 2008
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-7-40
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Authors

Justin M Cohen, Kacey C Ernst, Kim A Lindblade, John M Vulule, Chandy C John, Mark L Wilson

Abstract

Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum generally decreases with increasing elevation, in part because lower temperature slows the development of both parasites and mosquitoes. However, other aspects of the terrain, such as the shape of the land, may affect habitat suitability for Anopheles breeding and thus risk of malaria transmission. Understanding these local topographic effects may permit prediction of regions at high risk of malaria within the highlands at small spatial scales.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 130 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 119 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 18%
Researcher 20 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 8%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 6 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 19%
Environmental Science 21 16%
Social Sciences 12 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 5%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 13 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 03 March 2008.
All research outputs
#388,140
of 3,684,317 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#120
of 1,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,170
of 85,764 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#6
of 63 outputs
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