Oral cavity cancer risk in relation to tobacco chewing and bidi smoking among men in Karunagappally, Kerala, India: Karunagappally cohort study.

@article{Jayalekshmi2011OralCC,
  title={Oral cavity cancer risk in relation to tobacco chewing and bidi smoking among men in Karunagappally, Kerala, India: Karunagappally cohort study.},
  author={Padmavaty Amma Jayalekshmi and Paleth Gangadharan and Suminori Akiba and Chihaya Koriyama and Raghu Ram K. Nair},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={
          460-7
        }
}
The Karunagapally cohort in Kerala, India was established in the 1990s. The present study examined oral cancer risk among 66,277 men aged 30-84 years in the cohort, using Poisson regression analysis of grouped data, stratified on attained age, calendar time, education, and family income. By the end of 2005, 160 oral cancer cases were identified by the Karunagapally Cancer Registry. Tobacco chewing increased oral cancer risk (P < 0.001). Particularly increased was the risk of cancers of the gum… CONTINUE READING

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