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Albinism in Africa as a public health issue

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
10 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
5 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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78 Dimensions

Readers on

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112 Mendeley
Title
Albinism in Africa as a public health issue
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2006
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-6-212
Pubmed ID
Authors

Esther S Hong, Hajo Zeeb, Michael H Repacholi

Abstract

Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a genetically inherited autosomal recessive condition and OCA2, tyrosine-positive albinism, is the most prevalent type found throughout Africa. Due to the lack of melanin, people with albinism are more susceptible to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation exposure. This population must deal with issues such as photophobia, decreased visual acuity, extreme sun sensitivity and skin cancer. People with albinism also face social discrimination as a result of their difference in appearance. The World Health Organization is currently investigating the issues concerning this vulnerable population.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 110 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 21%
Student > Bachelor 23 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Student > Postgraduate 13 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 32 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 37%
Social Sciences 20 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Unspecified 7 6%
Other 24 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 92. 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 14 June 2017.
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#174,907
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#141
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Outputs of similar age
#1,085
of 121,529 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 6 outputs
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