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Epidemiological and etiological study of oral submucous fibrosis among gutkha chewers of Patna, Bihar, India



Epidemiological and etiological study of oral submucous fibrosis among gutkha chewers of Patna, Bihar, India



Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 24(2): 84-89



An etiological and epidemiological study of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) has been done in Patna, Bihar. Total 157 cases of OSMF and 135 control subjects were selected for study in the period of 2002-2004. It was observed that Male: Female ratio was 2.7:1. The youngest case of OSMF was 11 year old and the oldest one was 54 years of age. Maximum number of cases were belonging to 21-40 years of age and they were belonging to low or middle socioeconomic class.

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