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Wood fuel consumption and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from a dynamic panel study

Overview of attention for article published in Chemosphere, June 2017
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Title
Wood fuel consumption and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from a dynamic panel study
Published in
Chemosphere, June 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.03.019
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Authors

Chindo Sulaiman, A.S. Abdul-Rahim, Lee Chin, H.O. Mohd-Shahwahid

Abstract

This study examined the impact of wood fuel consumption on health outcomes, specifically under-five and adult mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, where wood usage for cooking and heating is on the increase. Generalized method of moment (GMM) estimators were used to estimate the impact of wood fuel consumption on under-five and adult mortality (and also male and female mortality) in the region. The findings revealed that wood fuel consumption had significant positive impact on under-five and adult mortality. It suggests that over the studied period, an increase in wood fuel consumption has increased the mortality of under-five and adult. Importantly, it indicated that the magnitude of the effect of wood fuel consumption was more on the under-five than the adults. Similarly, assessing the effect on a gender basis, it was revealed that the effect was more on female than male adults. This finding suggests that the resultant mortality from wood smoke related infections is more on under-five children than adults, and also are more on female adults than male adults. We, therefore, recommended that an alternative affordable, clean energy source for cooking and heating should be provided to reduce the wood fuel consumption.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Student > Master 8 19%
Lecturer 6 14%
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 23%
Environmental Science 5 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Energy 2 5%
Other 10 23%
Unknown 9 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 01 February 2020.
All research outputs
#4,057,225
of 15,549,524 outputs
Outputs from Chemosphere
#1,389
of 7,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,676
of 261,620 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chemosphere
#27
of 118 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,549,524 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 7,748 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its peers.
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