Behavioural habits and oral cancers risk among the Yemeni population: A case-control study

Azmawati Mohammed Nawi, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Najla Mashlol, Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, Norfazilah Ahmad

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Aims: This study aimed to determine the association between behavioural habits and oral cancers risk among Yemeni population. Methods: A hospital-based unmatched case-control study was conducted among 74 oral cancers cases and 74 controls. Cases and controls were recruited using convenient sampling method. The data collection was performed using a guided questionnaire consists of socio-demographic characteristics and behavioural habits. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine the factors associated with oral cancers. Results: Older age and patients living in rural residence were significantly associated with oral cancers. Behavioural habits related to poor oral hygiene status [aOR=48.89 (95% CI: 5.45-408.26), P < 0.001] had the highest odds for oral cancers, followed by shammah consumption [aOR=3.34 (95% CI: 1.43-7.83), P = 0.005] among the Yemenis. Conclusion: Oral hygiene status and shammah consumption were modifiable behavioural habits that could be the focus for future health education and awareness programme strategies, especially among the older patients living in the rural residential area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Mouth Neoplasms
Habits
Case-Control Studies
Population
Oral Hygiene
Health Education
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Demography

Keywords

  • Case-Control
  • Habits
  • Oral cancers
  • Oral hygiene
  • Tobacco usage

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  • Medicine(all)

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Behavioural habits and oral cancers risk among the Yemeni population : A case-control study. / Mohammed Nawi, Azmawati; Ghazi, Hasanain Faisal; Mashlol, Najla; Hassan, Mohd Rohaizat; Ahmad, Norfazilah.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 58-63.

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