Betel-quid chewing with or without tobacco is a major risk factor for oral potentially malignant disorders in Sri Lanka: a case-control study.

@article{Amarasinghe2010BetelquidCW,
  title={Betel-quid chewing with or without tobacco is a major risk factor for oral potentially malignant disorders in Sri Lanka: a case-control study.},
  author={H. Amarasinghe and U. Usgodaarachchi and N. Johnson and R. Lalloo and S. Warnakulasuriya},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          297-301
        }
}
  • H. Amarasinghe, U. Usgodaarachchi, +2 authors S. Warnakulasuriya
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Oral oncology
  • We investigated the prevalence of, and risk factors for, oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) in rural Sri Lanka. A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted by interview and oral examination of 1029 subjects aged over 30 years. A community-based nested case-control study then took those with OPMDs as 'cases', "controls" being those with no oral abnormalities at time of initial screening. The prevalence of OPMD was 11.3% (95% CI: 9.4-13.2), after weighting for place of… CONTINUE READING
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