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

21 March, 2020

Introduction: Tobacco addiction and its oral manifestation are serious health hazards in India, particularly in the northern region. We conducted a large scale population based screening study to evaluate the epidemiolocal hazard of tobacco and its oral manifestations leading to precancerous lesions. Methods: Total 78 cross-sectional health camps were organized in rural population of northern India and 8572 individuals were screened using visual screening method. Multivariable analysis was used to explore the factors related to tobacco use and oral ulceration and mucosal changes.

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