Regional variations in the prevalence of consanguinity in Saudi Arabia.

  title={Regional variations in the prevalence of consanguinity in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Mohammad I. El-Mouzan and Abdullah A. Al-Salloum and Abdullah S. Al-Herbish and Mansour M. Qurachi and Ahmad A Al-Omar},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={28 12},
OBJECTIVE To report on the prevalence of consanguinity in each region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including the variation in prevalence between urban and rural settlements. METHODS The study was conducted over 2 years (2004-2005). A cross-sectional sample determined by multistage random probability sampling of Saudi households from each of the 13 regions of the Kingdom. As part of survey questionnaire, the mother of each household was asked on the relationship to her husband to choose one… CONTINUE READING
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