Prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in a representative population.

  title={Prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in a representative population.},
  author={Christian Heinz Splieth and Wolfgang Suemnig and Frank Bessel and U. John and Thomas Kocher},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  volume={38 1},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and intraoral distribution of oral mucosal lesions in a representative adult population (Study of Health in Pomerania/Germany). METHOD AND MATERIALS The study sample comprised 6267 randomly selected subjects who were scheduled for examination from 1997 to 2001 (population-based cross-sectional study; response rate: 69%; age range 20 to 81 years). RESULTS The prevalence of oral mucosal lesions was age dependent (5.56% in 20- to 29… CONTINUE READING

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