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Changing trend? Sex ratios of children born to Indian immigrants in Norway revisited

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, September 2013
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Title
Changing trend? Sex ratios of children born to Indian immigrants in Norway revisited
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-13-170
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Authors

Marianne Tønnessen, Vebjørn Aalandslid, Terje Skjerpen

Abstract

In some Western countries, a disturbingly low share of girls has been observed among new-borns from Indian immigrants. Also in Norway, a previous study based on figures from 1969-2005 showed a high percentage of boys among children of Indian origin living in Norway, when the birth was of higher order (third birth or later). This was suggested to reflect a practice of sex-selective abortions in the Indian immigrant population. In this article we have seen whether extended time series for the period 2006-2012 give further support to this claim.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 33%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Other 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Unspecified 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Psychology 2 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Other 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 29 August 2015.
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#6,394,617
of 22,719,618 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,786
of 4,168 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#55,189
of 196,918 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#14
of 40 outputs
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