Oral symptoms significantly higher among long-term khat (Catha edulis) users in Ethiopia

  title={Oral symptoms significantly higher among long-term khat (Catha edulis) users in Ethiopia},
  author={Ayalew Astatkie and Meaza Demissie and Yemane Berhane and Alemayehu Netsanet Worku},
  booktitle={Epidemiology and health},
OBJECTIVES Associations between khat (Catha edulis) chewing and different adverse oral-dental health conditions have been reported, yet evidence is still lacking. This study was designed to investigate the association between long-term regular khat chewing and self-reported oral symptoms. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 1,255 university students in southern Ethiopia. Data on khat chewing status, a range of oral symptoms and other pertinent variables were collected… CONTINUE READING

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