Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 298--302

Assessment of oral mucosal conditions among beedi workers residing in beedi workers colonies in Karnataka, India


Padma K Bhat1, Amit Kumar2, CN Aruna1, Bhumika Kamal Badiyani2, MY Jayachandra1 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sirjng Dental College and Hospital, Laheriasarai, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Padma K Bhat
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
India

Background and Objectives: Beedi workers are an important part of our society. Due to their occupation of beedi making, they face different types of health hazards. This study was undertaken to assess the oral mucosal conditions among beedi workers residing in beedi workers' colonies in Karnataka. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 700 beedi workers in the age group of 18–60 years residing in five beedi workers' colonies in Karnataka. The information was recorded regarding personal history by personal interview by the investigator. The clinical examination was done using WHO 1997 “Oral Health Assessment Form.” Significance is assessed at 5% level of significance. Results: It was found that 26.9% of study population had different oral mucosal lesions. Interpretation and Conclusion: The present study showed that oral mucosal conditions of beedi workers residing in beedi workers' colonies in Karnataka were relatively poor.


How to cite this article:
Bhat PK, Kumar A, Aruna C N, Badiyani BK, Jayachandra M Y. Assessment of oral mucosal conditions among beedi workers residing in beedi workers colonies in Karnataka, India.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;22:298-302


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Bhat PK, Kumar A, Aruna C N, Badiyani BK, Jayachandra M Y. Assessment of oral mucosal conditions among beedi workers residing in beedi workers colonies in Karnataka, India. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 22 ];22:298-302
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