just wondering what guys and girls think of people with a Persian background ?
Answer on attractiveness etc of the opposite sex.
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Inbreeding in Iran is above the average for the middle east.
The main religion in Iran is Islam, the religious leaders have persecuted, minority faiths, murders etc. I was refering to the majority religion and the studies of inbreeding which are above average for the middle east and it includes the other faiths who pactise it. Its a closed society nothwithstadning its history, you might be a little clearer and say Iran instead of Persia or define what Persia is before you ask a stupid question.
You asked for an opionion I gave it to you, these are the reasons if you don't like them because you are from there, that is your problem.
Annals of Human Biology
2004, Vol. 31, No. 2, Pages 263-269 , DOI 10.1080/03014460310001652211
Consanguineous marriage in Iran
M. Saadat?†, M. Ansari-Lari?‡ and D. D. Farhud?§
1Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
2Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3Department of Human Genetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Correspondence: M., Saadat, Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran email@example.com.
Consanguineous marriage is a major feature of family systems in south-west Asia. The aim of the present study was to determine the current prevalence and patterns of consanguinity in Iran as a means of assessing the associated requirement for genetic counselling services. Consanguinity was studied in 12 ethnic/religious populations, the Persians (Shi’a and Sunni), Kurds (Shi’a and Sunni), Lurs, Azaris, Baluchis, Zabolis, Turkamans, Bakhtiaris, Ghashghais and Arabs. A multi-stage sampling design was used with a representative total sample of 306343 couples. The overall rate of consanguineous marriage was 38.6% with a mean inbreeding coefficient (a) of 0.0185. First cousin marriages (27.9%) were the most common form of consanguineous union, with parallel patrilateral marriage especially favoured. Statistically significant differences were observed in the prevalence and patterns of consanguinity between ethnic/religious populations and geographical regions. There also were significant differences for proportions of consanguineous marriages between Shi’a and Sunni populations within the same ethnic group. The highest rates of consanguineous union were in the least affluent sections of the population.0