Consanguinity in north Jordan: prevalence and pattern.

  title={Consanguinity in north Jordan: prevalence and pattern.},
  author={M L Al-Salem and N. M. Rawashdeh},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  volume={25 4},
The rate of consanguineous mating in north Jordan was 63.7% with an average inbreeding coefficient of 0.0283. First cousin marriages were the most predominant type (58.5%); villagers showed higher levels than city dwellers. The level of female education did not influence consanguinity rate. 

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