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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 19-23
Tobacco : A Risk Factor In Causation Of Rural Cancer

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Research Question: What is the degree of risk involved with tobacco chewing in relation to oral cancer? Objective: To study the degree of risk involved with tobacco chewing in relation to oral cancer. Study Design: Case- control study for a period of 1 year. Setting: Hospital based. Participants: Oral cancer patients and controls from the attendants of the patients. Sample size: 52 patients attending Surgical OPD in Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi along with equal number of controls. Study Variables: Age, Sex, Religion, Areas Literacy, Occupation, Oral hygiene Index, Tobacco Habits. Results: The close association of tobacco addiction in all forms had an odds ratio of 5.33 as compared to mixed chewing (O.R = 4.35) and exclusive chewing (O.R= 4.05). Old age male people were the frequent sufferers. The mutation of risk factors was identified to be the earlier age of onset while the duration of frequency of chewing and night quid keeping enhanced the risk to a greater extent (p<0.001).

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