Kuwait has a cosmopolitan population of 1.7 million, mostly Arabs.
This population is a mosaic of large and small minorities representing most Arab communities.
In general, Kuwait's population is characterised by a rapid rate of growth, large family size, high rates of consanguineous marriages within the Arab communities with low frequency of intermarriage between them, and the presence of genetic isolates and semi-isolates in some extended families and Bedouin tribes.
Genetic services have been available in Kuwait for over a decade.
During this time it has become clear that Arabs have a high frequency of genetic disorders, and in particular autosomal recessive traits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie héréditaire, Caractère autosomique, Caractère récessif, Arabe, Koweit, Asie, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic disease, Autosomal character, Recessive character, Arabic, Kuwait, Asia, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0420574
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.