CASTE BASED EVALUATION ON PREVALENCE OF SEX CHROMATIN IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Koel Mukherjee*, Venugopal P. N., Malay Kumar Barman and Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay
The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of sex chromatin among Bengalee Hindu caste females. Buccal smear were collected from 432 female participants from different castes of Bengalee Hindu population belonging to different reproductive stages of their life viz premenarche, menarche, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. The result of the present study showed that the caste wise variation in the frequency of sex-chromatin prevalence was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Similarly, sex-chromatin prevalence has not revealed any association with caste at any reproductive stages of women. From this result, it is clear that in different castes at the same geographic region, the prevalence of sex chromatin have not shown any significance difference. Therefore, in case of Bengalee Hindu female population, there may not be any effect of caste identity on prevalence of sex chromatin.
Keywords: Sex Chromatin, Caste, Bengalee Hindu Caste females.
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