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Prevalence of consanguinity and inbreeding coefficient in Kashmore District, Sindh, Pakistan

By: Anam Noonari, Javed Ahmed Ujan, Sajid Malik, Rashida Bhumbhro, Faiza Kazi, Khadim Hussain Memon

Key Words: Consanguinity, Inbreeding coefficient, Homogeneity, Heterogeneity, Kashmore

Int. J. Biosci. 12(1), 315-322, January 2018.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.315-322

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Abstract

Consanguinity is associated with the early existence of modern man. The kinship or cousin marriage is high in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The current CT scan was conducted in Kashmore, Sindh, Pakistan, where most of the population lives in rural areas. A random sample of 1000 married females belonging to three rehabilitations from the Kashmore district was obtained and differences in kinship and kinship parameters (F) were studied. The kinship rate was calculated at 68.80% and the marriage coefficient was 0.0411. The highest representation was for trade unions (47.10 percent of all marriages) and the proportion of marriages reaching Baridari/Pradari was 19.20 percent of all marriages. Kinship ratio ranges from 69.90 percent in Kandh Kot to 82.70 percent in Tangwani. The percentage of kinship in Seraiki language was 84.4%, F = 0.0321, Sindhi was 75.9%, F = 0.0366, Baloch respondents (59.0%, F = 0.0488) and other languages (95.7% F = 0.0233), and the percentage of kinship for marriage was higher (69.5%, F = 0.0397), but the kinship ratios did not appear to be related to rural or urban areas or to literacy level. Data showed wide variation in kinship ratio Social and demographic strata in the population of the Kashmore region, and the comparison between Kashmore and other Pakistanis showed regional heterogeneity of cousin marriages which attracts for further studies.

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Prevalence of consanguinity and inbreeding coefficient in Kashmore District, Sindh, Pakistan

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Anam Noonari, Javed Ahmed Ujan, Sajid Malik, Rashida Bhumbhro, Faiza Kazi, Khadim Hussain Memon.
Prevalence of consanguinity and inbreeding coefficient in Kashmore District, Sindh, Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 12(1), 315-322, January 2018.
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