Fetal sex determination in infants in Punjab, India : correlations and implications.
Objectives-To determine the proportion of children whose sex was determined prenatally among those attending one Indian hospital and to identify factors which affect use of fetal sex determination.
Design-Cross sectional study using interviews with mothers.
Setting-Medical school hospital in Punjab, India
Subjects-596 children delivered or seen for inpatient or outpatient care.
Main outcome measures-Fetal sex determination, sex of child, number and sex of siblings, type of care received, socioeconomic status, and maternal education.
Sex had been determined prenatally for fewer girls (5/236,2%) than boys (49/360,14%). Fetal sex determination had been done for only 2% (3/154) of first born boys compared with 18% (12/66) with one older sister and no older brother and 63% (30/48) with more than one older sister and no older brother.
Mots-clés Pascal : Déterminisme sexe, Foetus, Inde, Prévalence, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Diagnostic, Prénatal, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sex determination, Fetus, India, Prevalence, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Human, Diagnosis, Prenatal, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0154264
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.