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Repeal of the Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet law: reflections on the ethical and political dynamics of public health reform

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2010
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1 policy source
twitter
2 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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35 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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1 Connotea
Title
Repeal of the Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet law: reflections on the ethical and political dynamics of public health reform
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-202
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert A Cherry

Abstract

In June of 2003 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed S. 259 which repealed the state's 35-year old motorcycle helmet safety law. Motorcycle helmets are now only required for riders who are under the age of 21 and for those who are 21 years or older who have had a motorcycle operator's license for less than two years, or who have not completed an approved motorcycle safety course.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 3%
Nigeria 1 3%
Belgium 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 31 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 26%
Other 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 8 23%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 37%
Engineering 8 23%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 10 July 2013.
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#4,465,841
of 17,351,915 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,655
of 11,732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,683
of 223,677 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 4 outputs
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