Saturday, November 04, 2006

One of us ought to confirm this...

I think it's more girls than boys.

One of us ought to check it out, preferably you.

Joe Chamie, former head of the United Nations Population Division knows as much about it as anyone.

Ben

But I do not understand why about 104 girls are born for every 100 boys.


I think you have this reversed: there are more boys born than girls. The ratio varies somewhat geographically, often substantially due to artficial things like sex selection or even female infanticide (e.g. India and China), but for natural births boys outnumber girls (as far as I know). Various reasons are hypothesized/postulated for this.

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Posted by Anonymous to Wattenblog at 10/22/2006 02:27:54 PM

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