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Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data

Overview of attention for article published in Translational Neurodegeneration, August 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 154)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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14 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
1012 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
279 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
25 Google+ users
reddit
5 Redditors
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4 video uploaders

Citations

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Readers on

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75 Mendeley
Title
Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data
Published in
Translational Neurodegeneration, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/2047-9158-3-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Brian S Hooker

Abstract

A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectof the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine on autism incidence. This is a reanalysis of the data set, obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), used for the Destefano et al. 2004 publication on the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism diagnoses.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 7%
Iceland 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 68 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 12%
Other 9 12%
Other 25 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Unspecified 5 7%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 14 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1106. 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 07 September 2019.
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#3,194
of 13,536,423 outputs
Outputs from Translational Neurodegeneration
#2
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Outputs of similar age
#43
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Outputs of similar age from Translational Neurodegeneration
#1
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