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HBeAg(+) and sex ratio of offspring: Evidence form Taiwan's three million newborns.
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PMID:  22431495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: Mothers sero-positive for hepatitis B are slightly more likely to have a son. It is not known whether it is ever having HBV (HBsAg[+]) or currently active HBV (HBeAg[+]) which is associated with having a son. METHOD: Multivariable linear regression was used to assess the adjusted association of HBeAg(+) with offspring sex in all (90%) births (∼3 million) in Taiwan from 1988 to 1999. RESULTS: Totally, 5% of mothers were HBeAg(+). HBeAg(+) mothers were slightly more likely to have a son (sex ratio 108 rather than 106) adjusted for HBsAg, birth order, mother's age, birth year, and area of residence. CONCLUSION: At a population level HBV status makes little difference to the sex ratio at birth. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Ming-Jen Lin; Pei-Jer Chen; Ming-Ching Luoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6300     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915029     Medline TA:  Am J Hum Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, No 21, Hsu-Chow Road, Taipei, Taiwan. mjlin@ntu.edu.tw.
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