Epidemiologic study of 6000 villagers of oral precancerous lesions in Bilugyun: preliminary report

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  • Khin Maung Lay,

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    1. Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma and Royal Dental College and University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Kyaw Sein,

    1. Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma and Royal Dental College and University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Aung Myint,

    1. Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma and Royal Dental College and University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Sunn Ko Ko,

    1. Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma and Royal Dental College and University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • J. J. Pindborg

    1. Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma and Royal Dental College and University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
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Khin Maung Lay, Institute of Dental Medicine, Rangoon, Burma.

Abstract

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.

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