Epidemiological hazards of tobacco and its manifestations in oral health of a screened population in Northern India

  • nayati
  • Feb 03, 2017
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This study was conducted on a large scale population based screening study to evaluate the epidemiological hazard of tobacco and its oral manifestation leading to precancerous lesion.

Total 78 cross sectional health camps were organized in rural population of northern India and 8572 individuals were screened using visual screening method.  This study concluded that tobacco addiction (single or joint) was found to be statistically significant with the oral mucosal lesions and trismus.  Risk of tobacco consumption in either form was present in all age groups, which is significantly contributing to increase odds of trismus and oral mucosal lesions especially in younger and middle aged population.

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