A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding “Effects of Consanguineous Marriage on Offspring” Among Adolescent Girls in Selected Schools at Salem

Mrs. U. M.Sc (N) Palaniyammmal


A descriptive cross sectional study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding “Effects of consanguineous marriage on offspring “on among adolescent girls in a selected school, Salem”. 60 adolescents were selected by purposive sampling technique and data was collected by using structured questionnaire. The demographic characteristic of adolescent girls reveals that highest percentage of adolescents was belonged to the age group of 16-17years (48%), Hindu (56%), similar percentage (42% each) of them were from nuclear family.  Further 38% of them had the family monthly income of Rs.3001-5000 and 52% of them had information from friends and family members.

 Area wise and overall distribution of Mean, SD and Mean percentage of the knowledge scores shows that out of 3 areas highest mean score was 2.4±16.7 which is 50% of them had average knowledge a regarding Effects of consanguineous marriage on offspring

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