Consanguinity, fecundity and post-natal mortality in Karnataka, South India
Devi, A.R., Rao, N.A. and Bittles, A.H. (1981) Consanguinity, fecundity and post-natal mortality in Karnataka, South India. Annals of Human Biology, 8 (5). pp. 469-472.
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The degree of consanguinity of the progeny, the number of live-borns and number of living children were determined in 3350 marriages in Bangalore, Karnataka. The coefficient of inbreeding (F) was 0-02308, higher than in comparable, urban populations in other South Indian states. No significant differences were found between the consanguineous and nonconsanguineous groups in numbers of live-born or living children nor was there any consanguinity-related trend with respect to these parameters.
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