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The health and wellbeing of young people in sub-Saharan Africa: an under-researched area?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC International Health and Human Rights, February 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 355)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
The health and wellbeing of young people in sub-Saharan Africa: an under-researched area?
Published in
BMC International Health and Human Rights, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-698x-13-11
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Authors

Caroline W Kabiru, Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Donatien Beguy

Abstract

A third of sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) population comprises persons aged 10-24 years. These youth are growing up in a context marked by pervasive poverty, limited educational opportunities, high HIV/AIDS prevalence, widespread conflict, and weak social controls. Published research on the broad issues that affect youth health and wellbeing in SSA is limited and centers heavily on sexual and reproductive health. In this commentary, we provide a broad overview of sub-Saharan African youth, highlight research gaps with respect to youth health and wellbeing, and describe potential avenues to develop the region's research capacity on youth health and wellbeing.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 2 2%
Nigeria 2 2%
Kenya 2 2%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Unknown 120 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 20%
Researcher 17 13%
Unspecified 10 8%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 27 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 38 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 17%
Unspecified 12 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Other 17 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 21 January 2019.
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