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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Relationship between consanguinity and depression in a south Indian population

1 Department of Psychiatry, JSS University, JSS Medical College Hospital, Ramanuja Road, Mysore - 570 004, India
2 Biochemistry and Nutrition, CFTRI, Mysore-570 020, India
3 Department of Neuroscience, Medical university of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA
4 Reiki Practitioner and Freelance writer, 788/160, 18th Cross, Ramanuja Road, Mysore, India

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T S Sathyanarayana Rao
Department of Psychiatry, JSS University, JSS Medical College Hospital, Ramanuja Road, Mysore - 570 004
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.44906

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A Pilot study was Carried out to study the association of consanguinity marriage with depression. It was observed that the consanguinity of marriage was associated with depression. The odds ratio was 5.66 (CI: 2.42-13.54). The age and sex had an association with depression. The age and sex adjusted odds ratio of consanguinity marriage was 7.66 (CI: 3.93-19.45) indicating that it is independently associated with depression.



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