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sex ratio

n.
The proportion of males to females in a given population, usually expressed as the number of males per 100 females.
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Summary: Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): In an endeavour to improve sex ratio in the state of Punjab, the District Administration of Amritsar organised "Beti bachao, Beti padhao" rally.
BBBP aims to address the issues of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and enabling Girl Child education.
IANS Chandigarh For the first time, sex ratio in Haryana has improved to 914 girls against 1,000 boys, the government said on Saturday.
This number, called the sex ratio, is traditionally calculated as the number of males per 100 females.
The aim of this study was to determine the sexual ratio in their population and to see if they effect the operational sex ratio (OSR).
Among the provinces, the sex ratio is the highest in Balochistan (110) while in Islamabad Capital Territory it stands at 111.
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of the interval between the onset of spontaneous estrus and artificial insemination (AI) on reproductive performance and calf sex ratio in repeat breeder Holstein cows.
Research on the sex ratio of rodents has included examination of sex ratios of rodents identified in owl pellets (e.
There is increasing evidence that temperature effects on sex ratio in fish species are ubiquitous.
The PCPNDT Act, 1194 was enacted to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in the country.
But Valerie Hudson, a professor of political science at Texas A&M University who has researched migrant issues in Asia, says the sex ratio is far more important than different interpretations of female modesty.
The child sex ratio among the Hindus who account for nearly 80% of the population declined from 925 in 2001 to 913 in the latest census data.