The ratio of female children born for every 1,000 male children fell to 877 in 2016, a decline of four points from 881 2015 and of 26 points from 903 in 2007. The southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu faced the sharpest decline over the period between 2007 and 2016.

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