sex ratio

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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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For example, Anhui Province has a very unbalanced sex ratio, on the order of 120 young men per 100 young women, whereas Inner Mongolia is almost balanced.
Leaders, diplomats and activists heard about how India was combating domestic violence, trying to right the unbalanced sex ratio, increasing women's political participation and providing financial services and educational opportunities for women and girls.
Since in our study population only cocks are hunted, an unbalanced sex ratio, i.e.
The unbalanced sex-ratio among caught birds is rather a result of catching method and does not reflect unbalanced sex ratio in sampled population.
P--The attributes associated with various causes of poverty and unbalanced sex ratio. Though there could be many such attributes but here the authors have prominently categorized 7 important causes in P.
Thus far, only one study on BCC among Taiwanese is available on PubMed, but with an extremely unbalanced sex ratio as 2.82.
To solve that problem one has to take account of the unbalanced sex ratio of the population of childbearing ages, and one is confronted with the two-sex problem.
South Korea stands as a useful example of a country that has made real progress in improving a highly unbalanced sex ratio. The country's already elevated sex ratio at birth climbed even higher during the 1980s, when sex detection--and therefore sex-selective abortions--became commonplace.