Title

Civil unrest and the current profile of consanguineous marriage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical Sciences

RAS ID

18163

Comments

This article was originally published as: Sthanadar A.A., Bittles A.H., Zahid M. (2014). Civil unrest and the current profile of consanguineous marriage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Journal of Biosocial Science, 46(5), 698-701. Original article available here

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1017/S0021932013000552

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