Prevalence of Consanguineous Marriages and Reported Child Health-Related Problems in Kafr Abu-Raqabah Al-Minufiyah

Amira Rabee Mahdy Soliman


Consanguinity is the blood relationship that exists among individuals that descend from a common ancestor. Consanguineous marriage presents all over the world. It is high in Egypt (35.3%); especially among first cousins. It is higher in rural areas than in semi-urban and urban areas. The objective of the current study was to determine the frequency of consanguine marriage in Kafr Abu Raqabah, Ashmone Al Minufiyah Governorates and to identify the frequencies of various birth outcomes and child health-related problems due to consanguineous marriage in children e.g. abortion, stillbirths, congenital malformations, genetic disorders, diseases with autosomal recessive inheritance, developmental disorders, congenital heart diseases and hearing problems. For this purpose survey was done for detection of the total number of the families with consanguineous marriages and divided by the total number of families in the village to calculate the prevalence of consanguineous marriages, The results revealed that the prevalence of consanguineous marriages in the studied population was19.02% (175 families out of 920) according to family records

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Other Titles انــتــشــار زواج الأقــارب والمشاكل الصحية المتـرتبة عليه بين الاطفال قــريــة ابــورقــبــة - مركز أشمون - مـحافظه المنوفـية
Issue Date 2018

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