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Fishing with bed nets on Lake Tanganyika: a randomized survey

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, October 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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18 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

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Title
Fishing with bed nets on Lake Tanganyika: a randomized survey
Published in
Malaria Journal, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-395
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kate A McLean, Aisha Byanaku, Augustine Kubikonse, Vincent Tshowe, Said Katensi, Amy G Lehman

Abstract

Malaria is among the most common causes of death along Lake Tanganyika, a problem which many aid organizations have attempted to combat through the distribution of free mosquito bed nets to high-risk communities. The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC), a health-based non-governmental organization (NGO), has observed residents of the Lake Tanganyika basin using bed nets to fish small fry near the shoreline, despite a series of laws that prohibit bed net use and other fine-gauge nets for fishing, implemented to protect the near-shore fish ecology. The LTFHC sought to quantify the sources of bed nets and whether they were being used for fishing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 2 2%
United States 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 84 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Other 7 8%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 5 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 24%
Environmental Science 15 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 14%
Social Sciences 10 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 6%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 08 May 2015.
All research outputs
#551,237
of 13,146,276 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#90
of 3,846 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,898
of 212,359 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
of 11 outputs
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