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Does the number of sons born affect long-term mortality of parents? A cohort study in rural Bangladesh

Abstract:

It has been suggested that bearing sons increases long-term mortality in women, because sons may be more physiologically demanding to produce than daughters. In this historical cohort study in rural Bangladesh, no association between the number of sons born and mortality was seen in women in the unadjusted analyses. However, a significant reduction in mortality with the number of surviving sons was seen. In addition, after adjusting for the number of surviving sons, there was evidence of incr...

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10.1098/rspb.2005.3270

Authors


Ronsmans, C More by this author
Quigley, M More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
273
Issue:
1583
Pages:
149-155
Publication date:
2006-01-22
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:0a521f7d-2b56-4034-9f4c-d2ac781d61ca
Source identifiers:
484132
Local pid:
pubs:484132
Language:
English
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