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Secular trends of twinning rate in Sweden

  • Ulf Högberg (a1) and Stig Wall (a2)

The change in parity and maternal age in Sweden accounts for the decline in the twinning rate from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. The later decline in twinning rate cannot be explained by changes in maternal age and parity. Fecundity appears to be higher in mothers of twins than in other mothers.

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