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The results of the present study reveal that there is a significantly higher proportion of firstdegree mating for infants with apnea of prematurity compared with those with no apnea of prematurity. This increased proportion may suggest an important role for consanguinity in the causation of apnea of prematurity in our study population. 

Consistent with other studies, this study shows that Muslims had a significantly higher first-cousin consanguinity rate when compared with Christians. Moreover, in this study, maternal education and paternal occupation were negatively correlated with consanguineous mating, a finding that is consistent with previously reported associations between paternal education and occupational and social status and consanguineous mating.