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Incidence of Childhood Obesity in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, January 2014
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Title
Incidence of Childhood Obesity in the United States
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, January 2014
DOI 10.1056/nejmoa1309753
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Authors

Solveig A. Cunningham, Michael R. Kramer, K.M. Venkat Narayan

Abstract

Although the increased prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has been documented, little is known about its incidence. We report here on the national incidence of obesity among elementary-school children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Mexico 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 666 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 122 18%
Student > Bachelor 109 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 12%
Researcher 75 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 64 9%
Other 170 25%
Unknown 71 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 261 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 81 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 10%
Social Sciences 57 8%
Psychology 28 4%
Other 96 14%
Unknown 102 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 878. 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 February 2020.
All research outputs
#8,149
of 15,798,970 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#421
of 27,293 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81
of 257,903 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#4
of 298 outputs
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