Epidemiologic study of 600 villagers of oral precancerous lesions in Bilugyun: preliminary report

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 1982 Jun;10(3):152-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1982.tb01341.x.

Abstract

A house-to-house survey of 11 villages selected by random sampling was carried out in Bilugyun. Chaung-zone township. Mon State of South Eastern Burma to study the prevalence of oral precancerous lesions and smoking and chewing. A total of 6000 villagers who were above 15 years at the time of this study were examined. The prevalence of preleukoplakia was 0.3%, leukoplakia 1.7%, lichen planus 0.4%, leukokeratosis nicotina palati 2.3, erythroplakia 0.1%, submucous fibrosis 0.1%, and cancer 0.03%. A correlation was done between habits and lesions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Areca
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukoplakia, Oral / epidemiology
  • Leukoplakia, Oral / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology
  • Myanmar
  • Plants, Medicinal
  • Precancerous Conditions / epidemiology*
  • Precancerous Conditions / pathology
  • Smoking