Prevalence and Type of Tobacco Habits and Tobacco Related Oral Lesions among Wayanad Tribes, Kerala, India

@inproceedings{Deepa2013PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence and Type of Tobacco Habits and Tobacco Related Oral Lesions among Wayanad Tribes, Kerala, India},
  author={K. Deepa and Marcelo Jos{\'e} and Vishma Prabhu},
  year={2013}
}
Background: A positive correlation exists between tobacco habit and education&socio-economic status of individuals. The baseline study revealed that, Wayanad tribal population being a community which is falling behind the rest of population of Kerala in terms of literacy, income and health, spend a significant portion of their income on tobacco. As there is no information about actual prevalence of tobacco habits and related oral mucosal lesions, the present study was designed to record the… CONTINUE READING