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Quantifying burden of disease to support public health policy in Belgium: opportunities and constraints

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2014
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Title
Quantifying burden of disease to support public health policy in Belgium: opportunities and constraints
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1196
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Authors

Brecht Devleesschauwer, Charline Maertens de Noordhout, G Suzanne A Smit, Luc Duchateau, Pierre Dorny, Claudia Stein, Herman Van Oyen, Niko Speybroeck

Abstract

To support public health policy, information on the burden of disease is essential. In recent years, the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) has emerged as the most important summary measure of public health. DALYs quantify the number of healthy life years lost due to morbidity and mortality, and thereby facilitate the comparison of the relative impact of diseases and risk factors and the monitoring of public health over time.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Bangladesh 1 2%
Ecuador 1 2%
Taiwan 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 54 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 20%
Researcher 8 14%
Professor 5 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 13 22%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 34%
Social Sciences 6 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 5%
Other 15 25%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 30 December 2014.
All research outputs
#3,313,096
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,675
of 8,418 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,162
of 273,325 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#439
of 1,046 outputs
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