[Consanguineous marriage in Turkey and its effects on infant mortality]

Nufusbil Derg. 1987;9:7-26.
[Article in Turkish]


The authors examine the effects of consanguineous marriage on infant mortality in Turkey. An attempt is made to distinguish the influence of consanguineous marriage from that of selected regional and socioeconomic factors. It is found that "the differences of the average infant mortality rates between consanguineous and non-consanguineous marriages are parallel to the development differences between the regions as well as the conditions of the house which are thought to signify the socioeconomic differences. Although the differences in averages are insignificant statistically, this trend [indicates] that consanguineous marriages [affect] infant mortality." Data are from the 1983 Turkish Fertility, Contraceptive Prevalence and Family Health Status Survey. (SUMMARY IN ENG)

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Asia, Western
  • Biology
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics*
  • Genetics
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Geography*
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Marriage*
  • Mortality*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Social Change*
  • Social Class*
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Turkey