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Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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1 policy source
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1 Facebook page
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006639.pub4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anjana Gulani, Harshpal S Sachdev

Abstract

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear and is usually caused by infection. It affects people of all ages but is particularly common in young children. Around 164 million people worldwide have long-term hearing loss caused by this condition, 90% of them in low-income countries. As zinc supplements prevent pneumonia in disadvantaged children, we wanted to investigate whether zinc supplements could also prevent otitis media.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 146 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 143 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 23%
Researcher 27 18%
Unspecified 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 11%
Other 29 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 41%
Unspecified 29 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 14%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Other 20 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 02 June 2017.
All research outputs
#2,148,268
of 12,527,219 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,604
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,317
of 201,374 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#117
of 206 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,527,219 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 82nd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,923 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 54% of its peers.
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