Table 1

Consanguinity rates in Arab populations. Minimum and maximum reported rates are indicated when available

Country

>1C, 1C

Overall consanguinity

References


Algeria

11.3

22.6-34

[14,100]


Bahrain

24.5

39.4-45.5

[10,101]


Egypt

14.3-23.2

20.9-32.8

[15,70,102-104]


Egypt (Nubia)

39-47.2

60.5-80.4

[105,106]


Iraq

29-33

47-60

[86,107-109]


Jordan

19.5-39

28.5-63.7

[6,9,43,110-113]


Kuwait

16.9-31.7

22.5-64.3

[114-117]


Lebanon

6.7-31.6

12.8-42

[4,5,118-120]


Libya

48.4

[121]


Mauritania

47.2

[93]


Morocco

8.6-10

19.9-28

[21,122-124]


Oman

24.1

56.3

[125]


Palestine

13.6-34.2

17.5-66.3

[7,11-13,71,126-129]


Qatar

34.8

54

[19]


Saudi Arabia

24.6-42.3

42.1-66.7

[67,84,99,130,131]


Sudan

44.2-49.5

44.2-63.3

[66,132,133]


Syria

28.7

30-3-39.8

[16,134]


Tunisia

17.4-23

20.1-39.3

[18,9,135,136]


United Arab Emirates

20.7-28.2

40-54.2

[20,36,137]


Yemen

32-34

40-44.7

[17,138]


For comprehensive details and additional data, see Additional File 1.

Abbreviations: [>1C] = Double first-cousin marriage; [1C] = First-cousin marriage.

Tadmouri et al. Reproductive Health 2009 6:17   doi:10.1186/1742-4755-6-17

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