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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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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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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
Pubmed ID
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 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 25%
Researcher 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Other 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Physics and Astronomy 2 6%
Other 7 22%
Unknown 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 114. 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 19 April 2016.
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#243,665
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Outputs from Environmental Health
#72
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