An epidemiological survey of oral mucosal lesions among elderly Malaysians

Taiyeb Ali, T.B. and Razak, I.A. and Raja Latifah, R.J. and Zain, R.B. (1995) An epidemiological survey of oral mucosal lesions among elderly Malaysians. Gerodontology, 12 (1). pp. 37-40. ISSN 0734-0664, DOI


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A house to house random survey on elderly subjects was undertaken in the District of Klang in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions (OML) among the elderly in this area. The primary units in the sampling frame were the Enumeration Blocks (EBs) as defined under the population census. All households of the selected EBs were considered as sampling units and members aged 60 and above were considered as respondents. There was a slight preponderance of females, with the Malays comprising the majority of the subjects. Of the 486 respondents, mean aged 69.1 +/- 7.3 yr, 111 had at least one oral mucosal lesion, a prevalence of 22.8. A total of 145 lesions were detected. The prevalence of OML was highest among Indians and least among the Chinese. The most common finding was tongue lesions, recording a prevalence of 10.7, followed by oral pigmentation (4.9) and white lesions (4.3). Denture related lesions were comparatively low at 2.5. Two cases of oral cancer if representative would give a relatively high prevalence of 0.4

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Oscc, Lichenoid Lesions, Lichen Planus, Oral Cancer, Oral Tumours, Pemphigus, Traumatic Eosinophilic Granuloma, Aphthous Ulcers, Oral Mucosal Lesions, Betel Chewers Mucosa, Betel Quid Related Lesions, Betel Quid, Areca Quid, Tobacco Quid, Oral Cancer Screening, Training And Calibration, Early Detection, Oral Cancer Awareness, Biobanking, Tissue Bank, Databank, Oral Cancer, Tissue Bank, Research Credibility, Research Ethics
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral surger
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 08:45

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