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Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2014
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

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Title
Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0200-8
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Authors

Alan D Lopez, Thomas N Williams, Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli, Jasvinder A Singh, Peter GJ Burney, Jürgen Rehm, Nora D Volkow, George Koob, Cleusa P Ferri

Abstract

The forthcoming post-Millennium Development Goals era will bring about new challenges in global health. Low- and middle-income countries will have to contend with a dual burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Some of these NCDs, such as neoplasms, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, cause much health loss worldwide and are already widely recognised as doing so. However, 55% of the global NCD burden arises from other NCDs, which tend to be ignored in terms of premature mortality and quality of life reduction. Here, experts in some of these 'forgotten NCDs' review the clinical impact of these diseases along with the consequences of their ignoring their medical importance, and discuss ways in which they can be given higher global health priority in order to decrease the growing burden of disease and disability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 130 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 23%
Researcher 18 13%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Professor 10 7%
Other 33 24%
Unknown 19 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Psychology 9 7%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Engineering 6 4%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 28 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 13 August 2018.
All research outputs
#836,835
of 13,804,624 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#684
of 2,171 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,702
of 232,387 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#85
of 238 outputs
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