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Israel Exhibits a Homogenous Male to Female Ratio at Birth for All Races and Religions

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.472
Synopsis: 
The proportion of male live births may fall with stress. This paper fails to find evidence of stress using the gender ratio at birth in Israel, when the country is studied by race or religion.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Male live births occur in excess of female live births and their ratio (M/F) is usually expressed as male divided by total births. The value of M/F varies, declining with stress. Israel has been shown to have a relatively stable M/F. This study was carried out in order to ascertain whether there were any racial or religious differences in M/F in Israel, and to compare with totals for Europe and North America.

Accepted: 
05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 02 Nov, 2016

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