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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Twinning Rate In A Southeastern Brazilian Population.
Author: Beiguelman, B
Franchi-Pinto, C
Krieger, H
Magna, L A
Abstract: The twinning incidence from 1984 to 1993 was investigated in Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil and the analyzed data were combined with previous series from the same population. This study has shown that the mean annual incidences and the standard deviations for DZ, MZ and DZ plus MZ twins for the period of 1984 to 1993 are estimated respectively as 4.7 +/- 0.92, 4.1 +/- 1.11, and 8.8 +/- 0.87 per 1,000. In the same period the mean annual incidence of triplets was 0.15 +/- 0.16. It was also shown that the incidence of DZ twins is steadily decreasing since 1925, while the incidence of MZ pairs, after a period of decline is increasing since the sixties, due perhaps to the widespread use of oral contraceptives. Concerning the twinning rate as a whole, it has been shown that its declining trend has disappeared over the last few years.
Subject: Brazil
Regression Analysis
Twins, Dizygotic
Twins, Monozygotic
Citation: Acta Geneticae Medicae Et Gemellologiae. v. 45, n. 3, p. 317-24, 1996.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1996
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