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The Epidemiology of Obesity: A Big Picture

Overview of attention for article published in PharmacoEconomics, December 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 1,334)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
37 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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394 Dimensions

Readers on

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1265 Mendeley
Title
The Epidemiology of Obesity: A Big Picture
Published in
PharmacoEconomics, December 2014
DOI 10.1007/s40273-014-0243-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adela Hruby, Frank B. Hu

Abstract

The epidemic of overweight and obesity presents a major challenge to chronic disease prevention and health across the life course around the world. Fueled by economic growth, industrialization, mechanized transport, urbanization, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, and a nutritional transition to processed foods and high-calorie diets over the last 30 years, many countries have witnessed the prevalence of obesity in its citizens double and even quadruple. A rising prevalence of childhood obesity, in particular, forebodes a staggering burden of disease in individuals and healthcare systems in the decades to come. A complex, multifactorial disease, with genetic, behavioral, socioeconomic, and environmental origins, obesity raises the risk of debilitating morbidity and mortality. Relying primarily on epidemiologic evidence published within the last decade, this non-exhaustive review discusses the extent of the obesity epidemic, its risk factors-known and novel-, sequelae, and economic impact across the globe.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Jordan 1 <1%
Unknown 1256 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 305 24%
Student > Master 241 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 130 10%
Researcher 106 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 93 7%
Other 197 16%
Unknown 193 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 318 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 153 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 141 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 88 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 37 3%
Other 251 20%
Unknown 277 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. 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 27 November 2019.
All research outputs
#256,819
of 13,993,414 outputs
Outputs from PharmacoEconomics
#4
of 1,334 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,543
of 300,408 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PharmacoEconomics
#1
of 31 outputs
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