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A community programme to reduce salt intake and blood pressure in Ghana [ISRCTN88789643]

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2006
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Title
A community programme to reduce salt intake and blood pressure in Ghana [ISRCTN88789643]
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-6-13
Pubmed ID
Authors

Francesco P Cappuccio, Sally M Kerry, Frank B Micah, Jacob Plange-Rhule, John B Eastwood

Abstract

In Africa hypertension is common and stroke is increasing. Detection, treatment and control of high blood pressure (BP) is limited. BP can be lowered by reducing salt intake. In Africa salt is added to the food by the consumer, as processed food is rare. A population-wide approach with programmes based on health education and promotion is thus possible.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 144 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 141 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 20%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Student > Postgraduate 17 12%
Researcher 13 9%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 17 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Social Sciences 13 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 22 15%

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 01 January 2015.
All research outputs
#864,426
of 3,788,614 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,783
of 4,519 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,229
of 94,458 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#131
of 292 outputs
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