Egypt – consanguinity rates, 2008

March 5, 2011

From the Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2008:

Total consanguineous marriages = 29.7%
Total first cousin marriages = 15.6%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0098
Total second cousin marriages = 7%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.00109
Total “other blood relative” marriages = 7.1%

Total FBD marriages = 9.8%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0061

Urban consanguineous marriages = 23.2%
Rural consanguineous marriages = 34.3%

Urban 1C = 12.4%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0078
Urban 2C = 5.3%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0008
Rural 1C = 17.9%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0112
Rural 2C = 8.3%; inbreeding coefficient = 0.0013

Urban Governorates = 23.2%
Lower Egypt urban = 18%
Lower Egypt rural = 25.3%
Upper Egypt urban = 28.2%
Upper Egypt rural = 47.2%
Frontier Governorates = 34.2%

Urban Governorates = Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, and Suez (no rural population)
Lower Egypt = 9 Lower Egypt governorates totally (Nile Delta)
Upper Egypt = 8 Upper Egypt governorates totally (Nile Valley)
Frontier Governorates = 5 governorates on eastern/western boundaries

Collection period: 2008
Study population: A nationally representative sample of ever-married women aged 15-49.
Sample size: 16,527
Location: Nation-wide.

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