Epidemiology of Familiar and Non-Familiar Marriages in Jiroft City (2000-2001)

Motahareh Pilevarzadeh, Ali Reza Zohoor


Background: The studies have indicated that inter marriage would increases the frequency of congenital disabilities compared with non-inter marriages. It seems that in our country inter marriage is one of the most important factors for disabilities in infants. This research was conducted to compare the relative frequency of congenital disabilities with type of marriage in Jiroft City, which has been carried out by a cohort method.

Methods: In this study a questionnaire and a checklist have collected the required data. The questionnaire was completed by interviewing the mothers before delivery and the checklist was completed by consulting with pediatrics 24 hours after delivery, The population study was 250 women with inter marriage and 250 women with non inter marriage who referred to the Delivery Department of Jiroft hospital.

Results: The findings of the study reveal that the relative frequency of congenital disabilities among the couples with the inter marriage was 8.2% and among couples with none inter marriage was 2.2%.

Conclusion: Considering for the risk factors for congenital disabilities in inter marriage is three times more than that non-inter marriage, it seems necessary to teach the couples for the frequency of these problems in inter marriage.


Abnormalities ; Family ; Marriage

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