Demographic characteristics of the Israeli Arab community in connection with consanguinity.
In a previous nationwide survey of the Israeli Arab community we showed that 44% of all marriages are consanguineous.
Further analysis of the data from this previous survey was undertaken, and we defined six demographic characteristics that may be associated with consanguinity or non-consanguinity in the marriages.
Of these, we found a significant correlation (P<0.001) with religion (for Moslems, odds ratio 1.7), consanguinity in parents'marriages, and the respondent's attitude towards consanguineous marriage.
The educational level achieved was not a major factor in the type of marriage chosen.
These findings should enable us to plan specifically designed educational and counseling programs with a view to reducing the overall incidence of consanguineous marriage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mariage, Consanguinité, Ethnie, Arabe, Démographie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Marriage, Consanguinity, Ethnic group, Arabic, Demography, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0136343
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 21/05/1997.