Arunachal Pradesh recorded the best sex ratio in India with 1,085 females born per thousand males, while Manipur fared the worst with just 757, The Hindu reported.
A 2018 report on the ‘vital statistics on India based on the Civil Registration System’ has revealed this.
Sex ratio refers to the number of females born per thousand males.
The report was released by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner. The sex ratio was determined on the basis of data provided by 30 states and Union Territories.
Besides Arunachal Pradesh, two other Northeastern states topped the list. Nagaland (965) took the second spot and Mizoram (964), the third.
The top three states were followed by Kerala at 963 and Karnataka at 957.
Manipur, which recorded the lowest sex ratio, was followed by Lakshadweep at 839 and Daman & Diu at 877, Punjab at 896 and Gujarat at 896.
The official time limit for registering births and deaths is 21 days.
The certificate regarding the same is then issued, free of cost, by the Registrar within that time period.