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ABO and Rh(D) blood group frequencies in the Ards Peninsula, northeastern Ireland: evidence for the continuing existence of a major politico-religious boundary

Bittles, A.H. and Smith, M.T. (1991) ABO and Rh(D) blood group frequencies in the Ards Peninsula, northeastern Ireland: evidence for the continuing existence of a major politico-religious boundary. Annals of Human Biology, 18 (3). pp. 253-258.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014469100001572
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Abstract

Data are presented on the ABO and Rh(D) frequencies of 1685 individuals living in the Ards Peninsula, northeastern Ireland. Previous investigations based on surname analysis and linguistic studies showed a basic north-south population divide that could be traced back at least to the early seventeenth century. The current survey indicates the continuation of this divide, which is coincident with known patterns of religious persuasion.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12534
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