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Table 1 Consanguinity rates in Arab populations. Minimum and maximum reported rates are indicated when available

From: Consanguinity and reproductive health among Arabs

Country >1C, 1C Overall consanguinity References
Algeria 11.3 22.6-34 [14, 100]
Bahrain 24.5 39.4-45.5 [10, 101]
Egypt 14.3-23.2 20.9-32.8 [15, 70, 102104]
Egypt (Nubia) 39-47.2 60.5-80.4 [105, 106]
Iraq 29-33 47-60 [86, 107109]
Jordan 19.5-39 28.5-63.7 [6, 9, 43, 110113]
Kuwait 16.9-31.7 22.5-64.3 [114117]
Lebanon 6.7-31.6 12.8-42 [4, 5, 118120]
Libya   48.4 [121]
Mauritania   47.2 [93]
Morocco 8.6-10 19.9-28 [21, 122124]
Oman 24.1 56.3 [125]
Palestine 13.6-34.2 17.5-66.3 [7, 1113, 71, 126129]
Qatar 34.8 54 [19]
Saudi Arabia 24.6-42.3 42.1-66.7 [67, 84, 99, 130, 131]
Sudan 44.2-49.5 44.2-63.3 [66, 132, 133]
Syria 28.7 30-3-39.8 [16, 134]
Tunisia 17.4-23 20.1-39.3 [18, 9, 135, 136]
United Arab Emirates 20.7-28.2 40-54.2 [20, 36, 137]
Yemen 32-34 40-44.7 [17, 138]
  1. For comprehensive details and additional data, see Additional File 1.
  2. Abbreviations: [>1C] = Double first-cousin marriage; [1C] = First-cousin marriage.