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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 728-732

Awareness of risk factors and signs of oral cancer among non-medical degree students in Mangalore


1 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru, India
2 Dean, Coorg Inst. of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, India
4 Senior Lecturer, NSVK, Dental College, Bijapure, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Al Ameen Dental College, Bijapure, India

Correspondence Address:
N Vanishree
Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru
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Aim: To assess the awareness among non-medical degree students about the risk factors and signs of oral cancer in Mangalore. Methodology: A questionnaire study using self administered close ended questionnaire containing 17 questions pertaining to awareness of risk factors and signs of oral cancerwas conducted among 542 non-medical degree students attending 2 colleges in Mangalore city. ANOVA (analysis of variation) and chi-square test was used for analysis. Results: :The BBM students have less knowledge compared to BSc, BCom and BA students and most of them obtained their knowledge through newspapers, magazines and television. Conclusions: There is a lack of awareness about risk factors and signs of oral cancer among the non medical students.Frequent educational programmes are needed to improve the situation thereby reducing the incidence of oral cancer in the community.


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