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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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news
1 news outlet
policy
1 policy source
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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237 Mendeley
Title
Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006639.pub4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anjana Gulani, Harshpal S Sachdev

Abstract

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear and is usually caused by infection. It affects people of all ages but is particularly common in young children. Around 164 million people worldwide have long-term hearing loss caused by this condition, 90% of them in low-income countries. As zinc supplements prevent pneumonia in disadvantaged children, we wanted to investigate whether zinc supplements could also prevent otitis media.

Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 237 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 235 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 17%
Researcher 28 12%
Student > Bachelor 26 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 8%
Student > Postgraduate 14 6%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 65 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 14%
Social Sciences 14 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 7 3%
Other 32 14%
Unknown 76 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 02 March 2023.
All research outputs
#2,450,199
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,956
of 11,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,924
of 242,159 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#95
of 213 outputs
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