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Bicycle helmet legislation for the uptake of helmet use and prevention of head injuries

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
30 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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109 Dimensions

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Title
Bicycle helmet legislation for the uptake of helmet use and prevention of head injuries
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005401.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alison Macpherson, Anneliese Spinks

Abstract

Evidence exists to suggest that bicycle helmets may reduce the risk of head injuries to cyclists, however helmets are not uniformly worn by all bicycle users. Legislation has been enacted in some countries to mandate helmet use by cyclists, however the issue remains controversial with opponents arguing that this may inhibit people from bicycle riding and thus from gaining the associated health benefits, or that other countermeasures may have been responsible for decline in head injuries.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 4 2%
United States 3 2%
Spain 2 1%
Netherlands 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Kazakhstan 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 148 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 20%
Researcher 30 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 16%
Other 12 7%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Other 38 23%
Unknown 13 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 66 40%
Social Sciences 19 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Psychology 9 5%
Engineering 8 5%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 27 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. 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 29 October 2019.
All research outputs
#389,701
of 14,385,645 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,050
of 10,945 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,435
of 122,632 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 125 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,385,645 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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