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Increased sex ratio in Russia and Cuba after Chernobyl: a radiological hypothesis

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, August 2013
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Title
Increased sex ratio in Russia and Cuba after Chernobyl: a radiological hypothesis
Published in
Environmental Health, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-12-63
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Authors

Hagen Scherb, Ralf Kusmierz, Kristina Voigt

Abstract

The ratio of male to female offspring at birth may be a simple and non-invasive way to monitor the reproductive health of a population. Except in societies where selective abortion skews the sex ratio, approximately 105 boys are born for every 100 girls. Generally, the human sex ratio at birth is remarkably constant in large populations. After the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in April 1986, a long lasting significant elevation in the sex ratio has been found in Russia, i.e. more boys or fewer girls compared to expectation were born. Recently, also for Cuba an escalated sex ratio from 1987 onward has been documented and discussed in the scientific literature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 22%
Researcher 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Other 3 8%
Professor 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 10 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 11 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 111. 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 20 August 2023.
All research outputs
#396,708
of 26,249,293 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#117
of 1,633 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,717
of 209,268 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#4
of 21 outputs
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