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          VOLUME 34 / ISSUE 2

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7 - The Education Level, Age of Marriage and Fertility in Women with Consanguineous Marriages

Alparslan Baksu, M. Serden Çığsar, Nimet Göker, Sabri Kartal Canan Eren Hergin

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate incidence o f consanguineous marriages in our patient population and education level, age of marriage and fertility in this group.

STUDY DESIGN: A randomised study with an inquiry of 29 questions carried out on 246 women who applied to Family Planning Center at Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital between March - June 1999.

RESULTS: Incidence of consanguineous marriages is 24.8%. Incidence of working, age of marriage, owened child number, number of wanted children and children owened as planned are as follows in women with and without consanguineous marriages respectively: 9.9% and 90.1%, 4.5 and 7.4, 18.1 and 2 0 .4 , 2 .9 and 2 .1 , 2 .9 and 2 .1, 1.83 and 1.53.

CONCLUSION : Incidence of consanguineous marriages in our population is 24.8%. Women married at young age, with low education level and having many children constitutes this group. Every kind of communication technology should be used in informing this group to bring up healthy generations and raise socioecomic standards.


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