Figure 1.10 Sex ratio at birth, by province, 2015
CHAPTER 1 POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
Source: (Derived from) National Bureau of Statistics, Tabulation on the 2015 1% National Population Sample Survey, 2016
The degree of imbalance in the SRB differs across regions. SRB in seven provinces and autonomous regions including Shanghai was within 107, while the SRB in provinces such as Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong were still seriously imbalanced. The direct and indirect factors that resulted in a high SRB include son preference and corresponding sex selection practices, the influence of the family planning policy, unequal social and family status of females, and incomplete coverage of and access to the social protection system, particularly in rural areas and certain provinces.