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The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2012
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Title
The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-439
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Authors

Sarah Catherine Walpole, David Prieto-Merino, Phil Edwards, John Cleland, Gretchen Stevens, Ian Roberts

Abstract

The energy requirement of species at each trophic level in an ecological pyramid is a function of the number of organisms and their average mass. Regarding human populations, although considerable attention is given to estimating the number of people, much less is given to estimating average mass, despite evidence that average body mass is increasing. We estimate global human biomass, its distribution by region and the proportion of biomass due to overweight and obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
France 2 <1%
Egypt 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 6 <1%
Unknown 928 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 202 21%
Student > Master 148 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 139 15%
Researcher 106 11%
Other 51 5%
Other 138 14%
Unknown 171 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 180 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 106 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 97 10%
Environmental Science 68 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 46 5%
Other 249 26%
Unknown 209 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1137. 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 November 2022.
All research outputs
#10,569
of 22,979,862 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#7
of 14,967 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26
of 165,170 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 270 outputs
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