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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 915-918

Adverse oral habits and understanding of oral cancer risk among male general population of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India

Correspondence Address:
K.V.N.R. Prathap
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur
India
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India has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world. Tobacco is one of the most common hazardous substance for general health as well as oral health. The use of tobacco in any form increases the risk of oral cancer. To assess the knowledge regarding the harmful effects of betel quid, areca nut and tobacco among the general population of Guntur city and understanding regarding oral cancer risk. To assess the reasons for the consumption of betel quid, areca nut and tobacco. A descriptive cross sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among general population of Guntur city and 600 persons were assessed for the evaluation of habits of smoking and chewing tobacco. The study consists of simple random sampling and a Standard questionnaire was developed which elicited details of samples and information about tobacco chewing practices. Prevalence of betel quid, areca nut and tobacco habits among general population of Guntur is high. 81.67% respondents consume tobacco either in smoke or smokeless form. 7.53% consume betel quid and 5% consume areca nut 6% consume tobacco, betel quid and areca nut in combination. Among the Guntur city population there is general lack of awareness regarding risk factors of oral cancer.


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