Journal of Anthropology / 2015 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Globally Declining Population of Women Folk Causing Sex Imbalance Is a Serious Concern: An Analysis of Sex Ratio around the Globe

Table 7

Stepwise multivariate regression analysis (started with all the above variables).

ModelPredictor ± SEdf-value-value value

1Sex ratio of 0–15 years of age0.8190.642 ± 0.025142640.025.20.001

After removal of sex ratio of 0–15 years of age
1Total fertility rate0.237−0.741 ± 0.11214243.8−6.60.001

After removal of total fertility rate
1Crude birth rate0.236−0.091 ± 0.01414243.6−6.60.001

After removal of crude birth rate
1Life expectancy at birth0.2290.098 ± 0.01514241.96.40.001

After removal of life expectancy at birth
1Adolescent fertility rate0.197−0.020 ± 0.00314234.6−5.80.001
2Adolescent fertility rate 0.224−0.013 ± 0.00514220.2−2.60.001
Rate of natural increase (%)−0.460 ± 0.208−2.2
3Adolescent fertility rate0.250−0.005 ± 0.00614215.4−0.90.001
Rate of natural increase (%)−0.682 ± 0.228−0.3
Crude death rate (CDR)−0.115 ± 0.052−0.2
4Rate of natural increase (%)0.246−0.846 ± 0.14614222.7−0.40.001
Crude death rate (CDR)−0.144 ± 0.042−0.2
1Human development index0.1634.650 ± 0.88614227.55.20.001
1Gender inequality index0.161−4.336 ± 0.83514226.9−5.10.001
1Infant mortality rate (IMR)0.163−0.026 ± 0.00418235.2−5.90.001

Note: values of all the variables were for the year 2011.

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