A Study of Association of Consanguineous Marriages with Congenital Anomalies among the People Around RHTC of a Medical College in Karimnagar

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  • Atul G Agarwal Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana

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https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.128

Abstract

Congenital anomalies are a major health problem all over the world; especially since it is an important cause of birth defects, chronic illness and disability and death in infants. The major cause of this is consanguineous marriages. Generations of cousin marriages have a significant association with congenital anomalies.

Objective: To find out the association of consanguineous marriages with congenital anomalies present at the time of birth Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2022: The adult individuals aged between 19 to 55 years, with and without cousin marriage of both genders were consecutively enrolled. Participants were assessed through a pre-tested questionnaire, with prior written informed consent. Unwilling married individuals and individuals from other hospitals were not selected

Results: According to results there was a significant association between the generation of cousin marriages with congenital anomalies present at the time of birth, as the p value was 0.002

Conclusions: The study concluded that the generation of cousin marriages has a significant association with congenital anomalies present at the time of birth and due to cousin marriage 59% of the couples had congenital abnormalities in their children and 85% had genetic disorders. 

Author Biography

Atul G Agarwal, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana

Professor and Head of Department, Department of Community Medicine

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2023-12-21

How to Cite

Agarwal, A. G. . (2023). A Study of Association of Consanguineous Marriages with Congenital Anomalies among the People Around RHTC of a Medical College in Karimnagar . Telangana Journal of IMA, 3(2), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.128

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