Journal article

MATERNAL SOCIOECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEX RATIO AT BIRTH IN VIETNAM

Bang Nguyen Pham, Timothy Adair, Peter S Hill

Journal of Biosocial Science | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

In recent years Vietnam has experienced a high sex ratio at birth (SRB) amidst rapid socioeconomic and demographic changes. However, little is known about the differentials in SRB between maternal socioeconomic and demographic groups. The paper uses data from the annual Population Change Survey (PCS) in 2006 to examine the relationship of the sex ratio of the most recent birth with maternal socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and the number of previous female births. The SRB of Vietnam was significantly high at 111.4 (95% CI 109.7-113.1) for the period 1st April 2000 to 31st March 2006. Multivariate analysis reveals that sex of the most recent birth is strongly related with the num..

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