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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 10-12

Factors related to Tobacco use among Urban and Peri-urban population of Udaipur city


1 Post Graduate Student, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, Pacific Dental College & Hospital Debari, Udaipur, India
2 Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, Pacific Dental College & Hospital Debari, Udaipur, India

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Objective: The present study was done to know the reasons of tobacco usage and to know the type and form of tobacco used among the urban and periurban population of Udaipur city. Materials and Method: Udaipur is divided into four geographic regions. A simple random sampling method was used to select the samples. The study population consisted of 500 random samples (342 males and 158 females). Structured questionnaire was developed which elicited demographic details, information about tobacco chewing practices, etc. Results: The study reveals that both males (88.4%) and females (31.6%) use tobacco in different forms. Tobacco use was found to be most common in the age group of 26-30 years and 31-35 years. The major reason of start of tobacco use was found to be due to the curiosity among friends (50.4%), while 20% &17.6% use due to the belief that tobacco use reduces dental pain and produces stress relief. Thus it can be concluded from the present study that more emphasis should be on improving the awareness so as to prevent the tobacco habits. Objective of Study: 1. To know the reasons of tobacco usage among the population of Udaipur. 2. To know the type and form of tobacco used among the population of Udaipur.


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