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Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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3 news outlets
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009085.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Luz Maria De-Regil, Maria Elena D Jefferds, Allison C Sylvetsky, Therese Dowswell

Abstract

Approximately 600 million children of preschool and school age are anaemic worldwide. It is estimated that half of the cases are due to iron deficiency. Consequences of iron deficiency anaemia during childhood include growth retardation, reduced school achievement, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. The provision of daily iron supplements is a widely used strategy for improving iron status in children but its effectiveness has been limited due to its side effects, which can include nausea, constipation or staining of the teeth. As a consequence, intermittent iron supplementation (one, two or three times a week on non-consecutive days) has been proposed as an effective and safer alternative to daily supplementation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 496 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 82 16%
Researcher 71 14%
Student > Bachelor 68 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 10%
Student > Postgraduate 30 6%
Other 107 21%
Unknown 96 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 165 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 66 13%
Social Sciences 38 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 4%
Psychology 18 4%
Other 76 15%
Unknown 120 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 November 2021.
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#962,768
of 21,604,059 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,211
of 12,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,236
of 249,223 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#76
of 459 outputs
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