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The frequency of consanguinity in Konya, Turkey, and its medical effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9457498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study was conducted in the town of Konya, Turkey, on 1120 randomly selected women to find out the overall rate of consanguineous marriages among couples. The frequency of consanguineous marriages was found to be 23.2%. It was found that 14.6% of this figure was first cousin marriages and the rest was 8.6%. Consanguineous marriages were higher among women born in villages compared to those born in provinces and the town center. Based on the findings, it was not too difficult to say: the higher the level of education of women, the lower the rate of consanguineous marriages. The number of children with an abnormality was high in consanguineous marriages, while the frequency of spontaneous abortion, still-birth and infant death remained the same.
Authors:
S Demirel; N Kaplanoğlu; A Acar; S Bodur; F Paydak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genetic counseling (Geneva, Switzerland)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1015-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Genet. Couns.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-26     Completed Date:  1998-03-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015261     Medline TA:  Genet Couns     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
Adolescent
Adult
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology*
Consanguinity*
Education
Female
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Humans
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Socioeconomic Factors
Turkey / epidemiology

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