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ALGERIA: MARRIAGES BETWEEN BLOOD RELATIVES AT 38.3%, POLL

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  • marco_pertoni@yahoo.it
    ALGERIA: MARRIAGES BETWEEN BLOOD RELATIVES AT 38.3%, POLL (ANSAmed) - ALGIERS, SEPTEMBER 20 - The number of marriages between blood relatives in Algeria is
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2007
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      ALGERIA: MARRIAGES BETWEEN BLOOD RELATIVES AT 38.3%, POLL
       
      (ANSAmed) - ALGIERS, SEPTEMBER 20 - The number of marriages between blood relatives in Algeria is still high, at an average of 38.31%, with the highest rate 88% in Tebessa (southern-eastern Algeria), a National Foundation for Promotion of Health and Development Research (FOREM) survey found. The survey was carried out by students in medicine in 12 wilayas (provinces) of the country between November 2006 and April 2007. From the questioned families, 47% have less than three children, 37% between four and seven and 17% have more than seven children. According to the survey, in Algiers the consanguinity rate is 29.5%, while the Oran province (400km west from Algiers) is the one with the lowest rate of consanguinity, at 18.5%. After Tebessa, among the regions where the marriage between members of the same family is still of common use, there are the Ghardaia Oasis, 600km south from Algiers, with 56%, but also many cities of Kabylie, such as Bejaia (250km east from the capital) with 50.6%, Boumerdes and Bouira (eastern Algeria) with some 42%. In the other Arab countries the consanguinity level is also very high: 50% in Saudi Arabia, 54% in Kuwait, 55% in Jordan, 38% in Oman, 19,8% in Morocco. (ANSAmed).
       
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    • Amina Arraf
      it isn t as genetically harmful as amaeircans think ... ____________________________________________________________________________________ Building a website
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 1, 2007
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        it isn't as genetically harmful as amaeircans think

        --- marco_pertoni@... wrote:

        > ALGERIA: MARRIAGES BETWEEN BLOOD RELATIVES AT 38.3%,
        > POLL
        >
        > (ANSAmed) - ALGIERS, SEPTEMBER 20 - The number of
        > marriages between blood relatives in Algeria is
        > still high, at an average of 38.31%, with the
        > highest rate 88% in Tebessa (southern-eastern
        > Algeria), a National Foundation for Promotion of
        > Health and Development Research (FOREM) survey
        > found. The survey was carried out by students in
        > medicine in 12 wilayas (provinces) of the country
        > between November 2006 and April 2007. From the
        > questioned families, 47% have less than three
        > children, 37% between four and seven and 17% have
        > more than seven children. According to the survey,
        > in Algiers the consanguinity rate is 29.5%, while
        > the Oran province (400km west from Algiers) is the
        > one with the lowest rate of consanguinity, at 18.5%.
        > After Tebessa, among the regions where the marriage
        > between members of the same family is still of
        > common use, there are the Ghardaia Oasis, 600km
        > south from Algiers, with 56%, but also many cities
        > of Kabylie, such as Bejaia (250km east from the
        > capital) with 50.6%, Boumerdes and Bouira (eastern
        > Algeria) with some 42%. In the other Arab countries
        > the consanguinity level is also very high: 50% in
        > Saudi Arabia, 54% in Kuwait, 55% in Jordan, 38% in
        > Oman, 19,8% in Morocco. (ANSAmed).
        >
        > 2007-09-20 14:29
        >
        >
        > http://www.ansamed.info/en/news/ME03.YAM14284.html




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      • Adam Richman
        True, but a sustained period of inbreeding does lead to genetic problems. Just look at dogs. A purebred golden retriever will have hip displasia. Also,
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 2, 2007
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          True, but a sustained period of inbreeding does lead to genetic problems. Just look at dogs. A purebred golden retriever will have hip displasia. Also, inbreeding causes certain genetic conditions to appear with more frequnecy. The Hapsburg lip and the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha hemophilia come to mind immdiately. Also, the damage depends on the degree of blood relative. Consistently marrying your first cousins or siblings (yuck) is eventually going to throw a big monkey wrench into the gene pool. More distant relatives pose less of a problem. 

          Amina Arraf <threefoldamina@...> wrote:
          it isn't as genetically harmful as amaeircans think

          --- marco_pertoni@ yahoo.it wrote:

          > ALGERIA: MARRIAGES BETWEEN BLOOD RELATIVES AT 38.3%,
          > POLL
          >
          > (ANSAmed) - ALGIERS, SEPTEMBER 20 - The number of
          > marriages between blood relatives in Algeria is
          > still high, at an average of 38.31%, with the
          > highest rate 88% in Tebessa (southern-eastern
          > Algeria), a National Foundation for Promotion of
          > Health and Development Research (FOREM) survey
          > found. The survey was carried out by students in
          > medicine in 12 wilayas (provinces) of the country
          > between November 2006 and April 2007. From the
          > questioned families, 47% have less than three
          > children, 37% between four and seven and 17% have
          > more than seven children. According to the survey,
          > in Algiers the consanguinity rate is 29.5%, while
          > the Oran province (400km west from Algiers) is the
          > one with the lowest rate of consanguinity, at 18.5%.
          > After Tebessa, among the regions where the marriage
          > between members of the same family is still of
          > common use, there are the Ghardaia Oasis, 600km
          > south from Algiers, with 56%, but also many cities
          > of Kabylie, such as Bejaia (250km east from the
          > capital) with 50.6%, Boumerdes and Bouira (eastern
          > Algeria) with some 42%. In the other Arab countries
          > the consanguinity level is also very high: 50% in
          > Saudi Arabia, 54% in Kuwait, 55% in Jordan, 38% in
          > Oman, 19,8% in Morocco. (ANSAmed).
          >
          > 2007-09-20 14:29
          >
          >
          > http://www.ansamed. info/en/news/ ME03.YAM14284. html

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