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Consanguinity, fecundity and post-natal mortality in Karnataka, South India

Dev, Radha Rama A and Rao, Appaji N and Bittles, AH (1981) Consanguinity, fecundity and post-natal mortality in Karnataka, South India. In: Annals of Human Biology, 8 (5). 469 -472.

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Abstract

The degree of consanguinity of the progeny, the number of live-borns and number of living children were determined in 3350 marriages in Bangalore, Karnataka. The coefficient of inbreeding (F) was 0•02308, higher than in comparable, urban populations in other South Indian states. No significant differences were found between the consanguineous and non-consanguineous groups in numbers of live-born or living children nor was there any consanguinity-related trend with respect to these parameters.

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 13:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2009 13:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/20639

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