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Falls in young, middle-aged and older community dwelling adults: perceived cause, environmental factors and injury

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2005
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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 (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
Falls in young, middle-aged and older community dwelling adults: perceived cause, environmental factors and injury
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2005
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-5-86
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Authors

Laura A Talbot, Robin J Musiol, Erica K Witham, E Jeffery Metter

Abstract

Falls in older people have been characterized extensively in the literature, however little has been reported regarding falls in middle-aged and younger adults. The objective of this paper is to describe the perceived cause, environmental influences and resultant injuries of falls in 1497 young (20-45 years), middle-aged (46-65 years) and older (> 65 years) men and women from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 1%
United States 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 270 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 20%
Student > Master 46 17%
Student > Bachelor 44 16%
Researcher 26 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 59 21%
Unknown 30 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 43 15%
Sports and Recreations 30 11%
Engineering 27 10%
Social Sciences 11 4%
Other 45 16%
Unknown 48 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 04 April 2020.
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#869,576
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#941
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#18,679
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#107
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