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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 700 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 131 18%
Student > Bachelor 110 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 82 11%
Researcher 79 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 65 9%
Other 172 24%
Unknown 87 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 261 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 91 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 72 10%
Social Sciences 57 8%
Psychology 30 4%
Other 97 13%
Unknown 118 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 877. 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
#9,683
of 17,060,012 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#481
of 28,062 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#82
of 263,643 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#4
of 298 outputs
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