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CIVIL UNREST AND THE CURRENT PROFILE OF CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE, PAKISTAN

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 October 2013

AFTAB ALAM STHANADAR
Affiliation:
Islamia College University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan Post Graduate College Dargai, Malakand, KPK, Pakistan
ALAN H. BITTLES
Affiliation:
Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
MUHAMMAD ZAHID
Affiliation:
Islamia College University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan
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Summary

Information on the current prevalence and types of consanguineous marriages in Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK), Pakistan, was collected from 1192 rural couples. Some 66.4% of marriages were between couples related as second cousins or closer (F≥0.0156), equivalent to a mean coefficient of inbreeding (α) of 0.0338. The data suggest that the prevalence of consanguineous unions in Malakand has been increasing during the last decade, in response to the high levels of violence across KPK.

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