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Big lessons for a healthy future

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, October 2007
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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 (80th percentile)

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1 policy source
1 Wikipedia page


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Readers on

33 Mendeley
Big lessons for a healthy future
Published in
Nature, October 2007
DOI 10.1038/449791a

David A. King, Sandy M. Thomas

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 33 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 18%
Spain 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 24 73%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 18%
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 9%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 24%
Social Sciences 6 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Environmental Science 3 9%
Psychology 3 9%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 16 March 2010.
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Altmetric has tracked 14,718,636 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 77th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 73,064 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 81.9. This one is in the 36th percentile – i.e., 36% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 281,613 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 914 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 10th percentile – i.e., 10% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.