We conducted a population-based study of consanguineous marriages in Jordan.
About two thousand households were interviewed.
First cousin marriages were encountered in 32.03%, second cousin in 6.8%, distant relation in 10.5%, and no relation in 50% of all marriages, respectively.
Inbreeding coefficients were compared with those of other countries.
The most important variables affecting inbreeding were social tradition, religion, education, and place of residence-urban vs. rural.
Secular trends appear rather stable since the early decades of the twentieth century, especially for first cousin marriages.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consanguinité, Jordanie, Asie, Génétique population, Homme, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consanguinity, Jordan, Asia, Population genetics, Human, Epidemiology
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