Pilot survey of oral mucosa in areca (betel) nut chewers on Hainan Island of the People's Republic of China
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 195–196, June 1984
How to Cite
Pindborg, J. J., Kui-hua, Z., Ching-ren, K. and Fa-xing, L. (1984), Pilot survey of oral mucosa in areca (betel) nut chewers on Hainan Island of the People's Republic of China. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 12: 195–196. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1984.tb01438.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Accepted for publication 1 November 1983.
- areca nut;
- epidemiology, oral;
- leukoplakia, oral;
- oral mucosa diseases;
- submucous fibrosis
Abstract 100 people on Hainan Island were studied for their smoking and chewing habits and the condition of their oral mucosa. Ninety-five percent of the study population chewed areca (betel) nut. In men this habit was supplemented with either smoking cigarettes or water pipe. In two men a small commissural leukoplakia was found. In three women clinical and histologic changes pointed towards oral submucous fibrosis.