Egypt – Giza consanguinity rates, 1991-93

March 7, 2011

From A genetic epidemiological study of malformations at birth in Egypt:

“Parental consanguinity was found in 31.79% of all cases….”

Total consanguinity rate = 31.79%

Collection period: 1991-93
Study population: Obstetric inpatients
Sample size: 80
Location: Boulak El-Dakrour Hospital in Giza; serves both urban and rural patients. Giza Governorate is one of the Delta/Lower Egypt Governorates.

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Compare:

1991-93 Giza = 31.79%
2000 Lower Egypt = 33.3%
2008 Lower Egypt = 23.4%
2009/10(?) Dakahlia = 19.8%

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