Consanguineous marriages in the United Arab Emirates.

  title={Consanguineous marriages in the United Arab Emirates.},
  author={Lihadh Al-Gazali and Abdulbari Bener and Y M Abdulrazzaq and Rosetta Micallef and Abdulla I Al-Khayat and Tariq Gaber},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  volume={29 4},
This study examines the frequency of consanguineous marriage and the coefficient of inbreeding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study was conducted in Al Ain and Dubai cities between October 1994 and March 1995. A sample of 2033 married UAE females aged 15 years and over participated. The degree of consanguinity between each female and her spouse, and the degree of consanguinity between their parents were recorded. The rate of consanguinity in the present generation was high (50.5%) with… CONTINUE READING
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