Consanguinity and G6Pd Deficiency in Omani Children- A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study
Theoretically, consanguineous marriages have a relatively higher risk of producing offspring with genetic damage than that of the general population. Accordingly, the occurrence of genetic diseases should be higher in consanguineous marriages. In a country like Oman with a high consanguinity rate, it is tempting to blame the consanguinity as one of the causes of such a condition, without proof of causation. This study was an attempt to clarify the role of consanguinity as a risk factor in the occurrence of genetic diseases. The results of this study shows that even though the risk of consanguinity may not be uniform, based on the restrictions of this particular study, it can be accepted that it still poses as a risk factor in the transmission, and is a fact that should be taken into consideration during genetic counseling.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Basic medical science applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences
Evaluate and identify the relationship between consanguinity and G6PD deficiency. Assess and analyze the collected data based on the Middle Eastern Omani population
Keyword(s): Genetics, Community-Based Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved in studies regarding health problems in the Middle Eastern Population resulting in genetic diseases and am interested in preparing plans and strategies to reduce such incidences.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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