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A 'snip' in time: what is the best age to circumcise?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, February 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 3,031)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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news
2 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
105 tweeters
facebook
9 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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96 Dimensions

Readers on

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196 Mendeley
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Title
A 'snip' in time: what is the best age to circumcise?
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-12-20
Pubmed ID
Authors

Brian J Morris, Jake H Waskett, Joya Banerjee, Richard G Wamai, Aaron AR Tobian, Ronald H Gray, Stefan A Bailis, Robert C Bailey, Jeffrey D Klausner, Robin J Willcourt, Daniel T Halperin, Thomas E Wiswell, Adrian Mindel

Abstract

Circumcision is a common procedure, but regional and societal attitudes differ on whether there is a need for a male to be circumcised and, if so, at what age. This is an important issue for many parents, but also pediatricians, other doctors, policy makers, public health authorities, medical bodies, and males themselves.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 189 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 14%
Student > Master 27 14%
Researcher 19 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 10%
Unspecified 16 8%
Other 50 26%
Unknown 37 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 33%
Social Sciences 16 8%
Unspecified 16 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 8%
Psychology 10 5%
Other 29 15%
Unknown 45 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 125. 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 01 January 2023.
All research outputs
#283,346
of 22,981,247 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#20
of 3,031 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,263
of 156,145 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#2
of 33 outputs
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