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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 55-67

Prevalence of oral mucosal lesions among dental patients with mixed habits in Salem district - A study


Department of Oral Medicine, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Karthik
Door No. 65/10, Third Cross Street, Mayor Nagar, Peramanur, Salem - 636 007, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_86_17

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Background: The practice of betel nut chewing with or without tobacco is still practiced in south india, salem inspite of its harmful effects. Methodology: 200 Patients visiting the outpatient department, Oral medicine and radiology from Aug 2015 to Aug 2016. Result and Conclusion: In our study, 3 women were exclusively churut smokers. Thirty-eight percent of the dental patients were beedi smoker, 32% were tobacco chewers, 12% were both betel nut and tobacco chewers, 8% were exclusively betel nut chewers, 1% of the dental population were exclusively churut smokers. Mean age group of the study population is 50.2 (14.4). There are 28 females and 172 males in the study group. Chi-square test revealed a statistically significant difference (P = 0.001) between males and females based on soft-tissue findings and no statistically significant difference (P = 0.572) between males and females based on distribution of hard-tissue findings.


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