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Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect older people?

Overview of attention for article published in Aging, May 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 3,640)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
39 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
82 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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578 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
804 Mendeley
Title
Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect older people?
Published in
Aging, May 2020
DOI 10.18632/aging.103344
Pubmed ID
Authors

Amber L. Mueller, Maeve S. McNamara, David A. Sinclair

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 804 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 121 15%
Student > Master 79 10%
Researcher 72 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 58 7%
Student > Postgraduate 46 6%
Other 156 19%
Unknown 272 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 161 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 66 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 30 4%
Other 170 21%
Unknown 295 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 407. 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 25 January 2023.
All research outputs
#60,619
of 23,018,998 outputs
Outputs from Aging
#10
of 3,640 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,456
of 395,988 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Aging
#1
of 233 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 23,018,998 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,640 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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