Sikhs and Jains have the worst sex ratio in the country while Christians have the best with girls against 1, boys, as per additional census data. According to the census, there were girls in the age of 0 to 6 years in the Sikh community in comparison to 1, boys. Among the Jains, there were girls against 1, boys in the age group of 0 to 6 years. The child sex ratio of total population in the country was girls against 1, boys. Among other communities, there were Christian girls against 1, boys, Hindu girls against 1, boys, Muslim girls against 1, boys and Buddhist girls against 1, boys.
Projected sex ratio in India from 2011-2036, by state
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Previous studies suggest that stressful pregnancies may be associated with a lower proportion of male relative to female offspring. Low or high maternal age may represent stress for the fetus. Our aim was therefore to study whether the sex ratio differs by maternal age in all pregnancies, and in separate analyses, to assess the sex ratio in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia, fetal death, preterm delivery or small for gestational age SGA offspring. Data from all births in Norway from through , a total of 2 births, were used to estimate sex ratios the number of male per female offspring according to maternal age.