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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 437-440

Evaluation of age of earning and starting of adverse habit in patients visiting to dental hospital


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of General Pathology, Jawaherlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vidya Lohe
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_129_19

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Background: Habit of tobacco consumption is a known etiologic factor in the development of oral precancer and cancer. Exploring the age at which a person starts earning and starts adverse habit is vital. Materials and Methods: Healthy 120 controls, who were not having oral cancer, oral precancer and had no history of any major illness in the past were recruited for the study. The patient, were briefed about the study and a thorough case history was taken including demographic details and adverse habit. Results: Ninety-four (78.33%) were male and 26 (21.66%) were female. All the individuals studied were between the age group of 24–70 years and the mean age was 49.6 ± 10.3 years. Mean age of starting working was 18.37 ± 2.16 years, mean age of starting habit was 22.99 ± 3.86 years. Mean frequency and duration of habit was 5.00 ± 1.9958 was 25.75 ± 11.28 years, respectively. Data were subjected to Pearson correlation test, the r value was 0.252, P = 0.006 which showed the positive correlation between age of starting working and the mean age of starting habit. Conclusions: Evaluating various types of adverse habits in each and every patient visiting to dental clinic is of utmost importance. Exploring the habit of snuff/gul/gudakhu for cleaning teeth is important and the clinician should be alert and aware to this insidious aspect of tobacco use. The precancerous lesions and conditions are the preventable aspect of the tobacco disease spectrum. It provides an opportunity for early detection and thus helps in the prevention of malignant transformation.


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