Community Periodontal Index survey and Smoking status of rural population of Nagpur district
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3228-3236
AbstractAims and Objective: To evaluate and compare the effect of smoking on periodontal tissues on rural population of Nagpur district.
Material and Methods: A cohort of 400 subjects was randomly selected from age group of 18 to 65 years (200 smokers vs 200 non-smokers). All the subjects were assessed using Community Periodontal Index and a structured questionaire.
Result: The CPI scores 2, 3, 4, were significantly higher in smokers as compared to non smokers (P = 0.001) whereas CPI scores 0, 1 were significantly higher in non smokers (P= 0.001).
Conclusion: within the limitations of the study it can be concluded that smoking has a significant impact on the periodontal health status of an individual. Thus increasing the chances of periodontal disease in smokers as compared to non-smokers
Keywords: Nicotine, Tobacco, Periodontium, community, Public Health
Ethical clearance: Ethical Clearance has been obtained for the study from the Institutional Ethical Board of Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital.
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