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Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Ezbet Khirallah … is one of the largest informal settlements in Cairo. There are 650,000 people residing there, of which 55% are women” (19).
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

¨Women comprise nearly half of India’s 1.2 billion population¨(para 1)
March 14, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Armenia trails only China [in skewed sex-ratios], which ended its one-child limit a year ago, and its Caucasus neighbour, majority-Muslim Azerbaijan, where 53% of newborn children were boys in the first quarter of 2016, according to official figures" (para 11).
March 14, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reported that there were 114 boys born to 100 girls in 2012. The natural norm would be 102-106 male births to 100 female ones" (para 7). "'In 10 to 20 years, we will face a shortage of women and — combined with a dramatic decline in fertility rates — that will lead to a serious demographic crisis,' warned Garik Hayrapetyan, UNFPA Armenia’s assistant representative. By 2060, some 100,000 potential mothers will not have been born in Armenia. We will become a society of single men" (para 9-10).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116)" (para 4). 116 boys born per 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT). "After the first birth, sex ratios for subsequent births were often even more skewed in favor of sons. Second-order births in China, for instance, resulted in a sex ratio at birth in excess of 140 boys for every 100 girls" (para 7). "Sex ratios at birth in excess of 130 boys per 100 females have been reported, for example, in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong and Hainan" (para 10). "Demographic projections, particularly for China and India, indicate ...more
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114)" (para 4). 114 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112)" (para 4). 112 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT). "Ratios of approximately 120 have been reported in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as in the provinces of Vietnam’s Red River Delta region" (para 10).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"One Asian country whose sex ratio at birth has returned to normal levels after being high in the recent past is South Korea. While 25 years ago, the Korean sex ratio at birth had increased to about 114 boys per 100 girls, the ratio has fallen back to its normal level of 107" (para 21).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Concerned about the spreading sex imbalances on society, especially for the numerous men in the reproductive-age groups who will not be able to find a suitable wife someday, many Asian countries, including China, India, Georgia, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam, have enacted laws making it illegal for a doctor to reveal the sex of a fetus to expecting parents" (para 15).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112), India (111) and Georgia (111)" (para 4). 111 boys born for 100 girls (TP- CODR COMMENT). "Ratios of approximately 120 [boys born per 100 girls] have been reported in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana" (para 10). "Sex ratios at birth have also been found to vary markedly by religious group. While some religious groups in India exhibit high sex ratios, such as Sikhs (130) and Jains (118), others have sex ratios closer to normal, such as Muslims (107) and Christians (104). Hindus and Buddhists fall ...more
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112), India (111) and Georgia (111)" (para 4). 111 boys born for 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116)" (para 4). 116 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“According to the World Bank’s most recent data, the gender ratio of children born in the country was 110 boys for every 100 girls. The skewing of the gender ratio was particularly acute for the birth of a woman’s second or third child, but neither the public nor the medical society considered sex selection to be a serious problem. Few civil society organizations were aware of the problem of gender-biased sex selection or engaged in public education campaigns or other efforts to address it” (38).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The number of girls born in the Kingdom has increased by 2 million since 2010, according to the Central Department of Statistics and Information. Saudi society has more men than women, more boys than girls, however during the past decade the number of newborn girls has been steadily increasing, a department source said. 'Experts predict that the number of girls in the Kingdom might exceed the number of boys in the future. The difference in the number of the two genders is only 95,000. Ten years ago the difference was 147,000,' said the source. He also said the number of non-Saudi men is much higher than the number of non-Saudi ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Forty-two percent of women and 47% of men are in the 15-24 age group, and 31% of women and 28% of men are in the 25-34 age group” (31).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The sex ratio is 95 males per 100 females. This is similar to the sex ratio of 93 males per 100 females obtained in the 2011 BDHS, but it is lower than the ratio of 100.3 males per 100 females obtained in the 2011 Census (BBS 2011)” (17). “About half of the women (48.4 percent) are under age 30” (29).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The sex ratio was 97 males per 100 females” (18). “More than half of women (56 percent) and men (54 percent) age 15-49 are under age 30” (31). “Fifty-six percent of women and 54 percent of men are under age 30. In general, the proportion of women and men in each age group declines with increasing age, reflecting the comparatively young age structure of the population in Nigeria, which is a result of a past history of high fertility” (31). “With respect to ethnicity, 28 percent of women and 27 percent of men are Hausa, while 15 percent of women and 13 percent of men belong to the Igbo ethnic ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“According to the 2001 Population and Housing Census, the Namibian population consists of 1,830,330 people, of which 942,572 are female and 887,721 are male (Table 1.1)” (2). “Table 2.1 shows that 53 percent of the population are females and 47 percent are males. The excess of females over males has been observed since the 1992 NDHS survey. This is true in urban and rural areas” (8). “Twenty-three percent of women and men fall into the 15-19 age group while 19 percent of women and men fall into the 20-24 age group. Smaller proportions of women and men are found in the older age groups. Nine and 10 percent of women ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The sex ratio of 102.2 males per 100 females recorded in 1960 has declined to 95.2 males per 100 females in 2010” (3). “There is a slightly higher proportion of children under 5 in rural than in urban areas (15 percent versus 13 percent). The concentration of the population is high in the 5-9 and 10-14 age groups (14 percent and 13 percent, respectively), potentially creating pressure for schooling and adolescent care” (20). “The overall sex ratio (the number of males for every 100 females) is 92, slightly higher than the sex ratio of 91 reported in the 2008 GDHS” (20). “More than half of the respondents age 15-49 (52 ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The sex ratio was 97 males per 100 females” (18). “More than half of women (56 percent) and men (54 percent) age 15-49 are under age 30” (31). “Fifty-six percent of women and 54 percent of men are under age 30. In general, the proportion of women and men in each age group declines with increasing age, reflecting the comparatively young age structure of the population in Nigeria, which is a result of a past history of high fertility” (31). “With respect to ethnicity, 28 percent of women and 27 percent of men are Hausa, while 15 percent of women and 13 percent of men belong to the Igbo ethnic ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The 2014 KDHS de facto household population constitutes 137,780 persons, of whom 51 percent are female and 49 percent are male” (20). “Thirty-seven percent of women and 39 percent of men are in the 15-24 age group. Thirty-four percent of women and 32 percent of men are in the 25-34 age group. The remaining respondents (29 percent of both women and men) are age 35-49” (31).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“The sex ratio was 97 males per 100 females” (18). “More than half of women (56 percent) and men (54 percent) age 15-49 are under age 30” (31). “Fifty-six percent of women and 54 percent of men are under age 30. In general, the proportion of women and men in each age group declines with increasing age, reflecting the comparatively young age structure of the population in Nigeria, which is a result of a past history of high fertility” (31). “With respect to ethnicity, 28 percent of women and 27 percent of men are Hausa, while 15 percent of women and 13 percent of men belong to the Igbo ethnic ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“There are more women than men in Swaziland (53 percent and 47 percent, respectively). The sex ratio (proportion of men out of 100 women) is 88. This is consistent with findings of the 1986 census (89) and the 1997 census (90)” (10). “The sex ratio in the rural areas is lower than that in the urban areas (88 percent compared with 91 percent), which may be due to higher rural-urban migration among men than among women” (10). “The bars between age 20 and 45 for both males and females narrow rapidly with increasing age, reflecting high rates of mortality, probably due to AIDS-related factors. The proportion of women in the ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Over half of women age 15 to 49 are under 30 years old” (19). “Results of the survey show that over half of the women respondent aged 15-49 (51 percent) are under age 30” (19).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Fifty-seven percent of women and 53 percent of men are under age 30” (33).
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The estimated population in 2011 was 1,324,699. Women and men comprise almost equal numbers of the population, 50.17% Men and 49.83% Women, 27.9% of whom are estimated to be below 15 years of age and 8% are estimated to be 65 years and over1. According to the UNDP Human Development Report 2013, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual population growth rate stands at 0.3%. Life expectancy at birth was recorded as 70.3 years and the Total Fertility Rate was 1.6 (births per woman) (UNDP, HDR 2013)2." (7)
June 20, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Annex Table 1.4 illustrates the overall sex ratio by year (males per 100 females), as it shifted from 2014 levels to 2015 levels. In Tajikistan, the sex ratio moved from 100.61 males per 100 females in 2014 to 100.45 males per 100 females in 2015,” (8).
June 20, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Annex Table 1.4 illustrates the overall sex ratio by year (males per 100 females), as it shifted from 2014 levels to 2015 levels. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the sex ratio stayed from 89.71 males per 100 females in 2014 to 89.71 males per 100 females in 2015,” (8).
June 20, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Annex Table 1.4 illustrates the overall sex ratio by year (males per 100 females), as it shifted from 2014 levels to 2015 levels. In Suriname, the sex ratio moved from 100.39 males per 100 females in 2014 to 100.35 males per 100 females in 2015,” (8).
June 20, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Annex Table 1.4 illustrates the overall sex ratio by year (males per 100 females), as it shifted from 2014 levels to 2015 levels. In Myanmar, the sex ratio moved from 94.37 males per 100 females in 2014 to 94.41 males per 100 females in 2015,” (8).