Consanguineous marriage in Iran.

  title={Consanguineous marriage in Iran.},
  author={Mostafa Saadat and Maryam Ansari-Lari and D D Farhud},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  volume={31 2},
Consanguineous marriage is a major feature of family systems in south-west Asia. The aim of the present study was to determine the current prevalence and patterns of consanguinity in Iran as a means of assessing the associated requirement for genetic counselling services. Consanguinity was studied in 12 ethnic/religious populations, the Persians (Shi'a and Sunni), Kurds (Shi'a and Sunni), Lurs, Azaris, Baluchis, Zabolis, Turkamans, Bakhtiaris, Ghashghais and Arabs. A multi-stage sampling design… CONTINUE READING
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