Civil unrest and the current profile of consanguineous marriage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Cambridge University Press
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School of Medical Sciences
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.