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RMJ. 2018; 43(4): 606-610


Risk factors for oral cancer disease in Hyderabad and adjoining areas of Sindh, Pakistan

Muhammad Haneef Mugheri, Naseem Aslam Channa, Safdar Ali Amur, Quratulain Khuhro, Najaf Ali Soomro, Muzna Paras, Azhar Ali Tunio.

Abstract
Objective: To explore the environmental and dietary risk factors associated with oral cancer patients treated at Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro and nuclear Institute of Medicine and Radiotherapy (NIMRA), Jamshoro.
Materials and Methods: Total 291 oral cancer patients and 330 locality, age and gender matched controls with negative personal and family history of any cancer were interviewed through a standard questionnaire specially designed to study the risk factors for OC disease. Odds ratio with 95% confidence intervals were measured with level of significance p

Key words: Risk Factors, oral cancer, dietary habits, addictions, non-branded oil or ghee, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan



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