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Consanguinity and reproductive wastage in the Palestinian Territories

Show simple item record Assaf S. Khawaja M. Dejong J. Mahfoud Z. Yunis K.
dc.contributor.editor Mar-2009 2017-10-05T16:01:03Z 2017-10-05T16:01:03Z 2009
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00988.x
dc.identifier.issn 02695022
dc.description.abstract Many studies have found that consanguinity poses a threat to child mortality and health and can also pose a threat to offspring survival before birth. However, there are conflicting findings with some studies having found no increased risk on offspring survival associated with consanguinity. Data from a population-based survey conducted in 2004 in the Palestinian Territories was used to assess the risk of consanguinity on offspring survival. The analysis was conducted on 4418 women aged 15-49 who were asked whether or not they had experienced a stillbirth or a spontaneous abortion. These two outcomes were combined together for the analysis of reproductive wastage. Multivariable negative binomial regression was conducted to calculate the incidence risk ratios (IRR) for each region in the Palestinian Territories separately. The strongest risk factors for reproductive wastage, after controlling for other variables, were found to be consanguinity, age and parity with age presenting the highest IRRs. Standard of living, locality type, education level, women's employment and past intrauterine device use were not found to be significant risk factors for reproductive wastage. In the West Bank only first cousin level of consanguinity was found to be significant and 'hamola' level (or from same family clan) lost its significance after adjusting for other variables. In the Gaza Strip both the first cousin and 'hamola' levels of consanguinity were significant and presented almost equal IRRs of 1.3. In conclusion, consanguinity was found to be a significant risk factor for reproductive wastage. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.format.extent Pages: (107-115)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; Publication Year: 2009; Volume: 23; no. 2; Pages: (107-115);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Consanguinity and reproductive wastage in the Palestinian Territories
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Assaf, S., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Centre for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Bliss Street, Beirut, Lebanon, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Dejong, J., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mahfoud, Z., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Yunis, K., Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Centre for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Bliss Street, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Assaf, S
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials DeJong, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mahfoud, Z
dc.contributor.authorInitials Yunis, K
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, Bliss St POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.description.citedWOSCount 5
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dc.identifier.coden PPEPE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 19159397
dc.identifier.scopusID 58649100383
dc.publisher.address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Paediatr. Perinat. Epidemiol.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Paediatr. Perinat. Epidemiol.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 23
dc.source.ID WOS:000262645600002
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Consanguinity
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Maternal age
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Miscarriage
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Stillbirth
dc.subject.otherIndex Abortion, Spontaneous
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Age Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Consanguinity
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Fetal Death
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Maternal Age
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Multivariate Analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex Pregnancy
dc.subject.otherIndex Risk Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Stillbirth
dc.subject.otherIndex Young Adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus EARLY-PREGNANCY LOSS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SPONTANEOUS-ABORTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RISK-FACTORS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CHILD-MORTALITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DETERMINANTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FERTILITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INFANT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus STILLBIRTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MARRIAGE
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Obstetrics and Gynecology
dc.subject.otherWOS Pediatrics

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