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The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 13,756)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-439
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Authors

Sarah Catherine Walpole, David Prieto-Merino, Phil Edwards, John Cleland, Gretchen Stevens, Ian Roberts

Abstract

The energy requirement of species at each trophic level in an ecological pyramid is a function of the number of organisms and their average mass. Regarding human populations, although considerable attention is given to estimating the number of people, much less is given to estimating average mass, despite evidence that average body mass is increasing. We estimate global human biomass, its distribution by region and the proportion of biomass due to overweight and obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
France 2 <1%
Egypt 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 6 <1%
Unknown 857 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 192 22%
Student > Master 142 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 134 15%
Researcher 100 11%
Other 50 6%
Other 125 14%
Unknown 141 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 173 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 102 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 95 11%
Environmental Science 65 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 44 5%
Other 228 26%
Unknown 177 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1145. 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 January 2022.
All research outputs
#8,864
of 21,238,480 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#7
of 13,756 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17
of 142,395 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 8 outputs
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