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Consanguineous Marriage, Reproductive Behaviour and Postnatal Mortality in Contemporary Iran

Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Bittles, Alan H.


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Heredity
DOI: 10.1159/000358403


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