Journal article

Consanguineous Marriage, Reproductive Behaviour and Postnatal Mortality in Contemporary Iran

Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, Mohammad J Abbasi-Shavazi, Alan H Bittles

HUMAN HEREDITY | KARGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence, types and socio-economic correlates of consanguineous marriages in Iran, and to gauge the extent to which consanguinity influenced fertility, pregnancy outcomes and the expression of genetic disorders in the present-day population. METHODS: Data on the prevalence of consanguinity and birth outcomes in the first marriages of 5,515 women were abstracted from the 2005 Iran Low Fertility Study [Hosseini-Chavoshi et al: Fertility and Contraceptive Use Dynamics in Iran: Special Focus on Low Fertility Regions. Canberra, Australian National University, 2007]. The results of associated socio-economic variables were collated and asses..

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