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Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
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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 (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (67th percentile)

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

Citations

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179 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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 179 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 177 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 22%
Researcher 26 15%
Student > Bachelor 20 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 6%
Other 33 18%
Unknown 32 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 16%
Social Sciences 10 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 3%
Other 24 13%
Unknown 44 25%

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 03 December 2020.
All research outputs
#1,602,731
of 17,854,173 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,936
of 11,777 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,247
of 209,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#75
of 225 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,854,173 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,777 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 225 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 67% of its contemporaries.