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Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Medicine, October 2013
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801

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 5,812)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
38 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
609 tweeters
facebook
25 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
8 Google+ users
reddit
7 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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22 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
36 Mendeley
Title
Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths
Published in
American Journal of Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.04.012
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sripal Bangalore, Franz H. Messerli

Abstract

A variety of claims about possible associations between gun ownership rates, mental illness burden, and the risk of firearm-related deaths have been put forward. However, systematic data on this issue among various countries remain scant. Our objective was to assess whether the popular notion "guns make a nation safer" has any merits.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 28%
Student > Bachelor 9 25%
Student > Master 6 17%
Unspecified 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Unspecified 5 14%
Psychology 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Other 10 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 801. 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 February 2019.
All research outputs
#5,357
of 12,546,035 outputs
Outputs from American Journal of Medicine
#5
of 5,812 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54
of 159,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Medicine
#2
of 75 outputs
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