New Delhi: 10th August 2011
More and more educated people in cities across the country are opting for sex determination tests compared to people in villages, and urban areas are recording a decline in female birth rate, according to the annual health survey (AHS) released Wednesday. The survey found that sex ratio at birth, under 0-4 years and in all ages in rural areas is better than in urban areas. The sex ratio at birth across nine states ranges between 764 in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, and 1,030 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. The survey, released by the health ministry, was carried out in nine states - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Orissa and Chhattisgarh - during July 2010-March 2011.
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