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JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5728-5732


“INFLUENCE OF SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC AND TYPES OF CHEWING HABITS ON PREVALENCE OF ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS AMONG RURAL POPULATION IN KARAD TALUKA..”

Dr. K. A. Kamala, Dr. S. Sankethguddad., M.D.S..

Abstract
To assess the prevalence of oral Submucous fibrosis among rural population in Karad
taluka and influence of socio-demographic factors, types of habits. Materials and Methods: A cross- sectional
descriptive study in Karad taluka, Satara district, Maharastra. The study samples were taken from 3 public
health centres based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Individuals, of both sexes age 20 years and above, and
who have habit of chewing areca nut in one or other form were included in the study. Out of 2500 habitual
chewers examined, 186 patients diagnosed for OSMF they comprised study sample. Results: Prevalence of
OSMF was 7.4%. Younger age group was most commonly affected and gutka chewing was the most common
abusive habit. Conclusion: There is a marked difference in literacy, socioeconomic status, areca nut chewing
habits. There is an urgent need of awareness programs through public private partnership.

Key words: Oral sub mucous fibrosis, prevalence, arecanut, sociodemographic.



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