Oral mucosal lesions: findings from the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health

Do, L. G., Spencer, A. J., Dost, F. and Farah, C. S. (2014) Oral mucosal lesions: findings from the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health. Australian Dental Journal, 59 1: 114-120. doi:10.1111/adj.12143

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Author Do, L. G.
Spencer, A. J.
Dost, F.
Farah, C. S.
Title Oral mucosal lesions: findings from the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
1834-7819
Publication date 2014-03-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/adj.12143
Volume 59
Issue 1
Start page 114
End page 120
Total pages 7
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background The prevalence of oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) and factors associated with these has not previously been reported in the Australian population. This study aimed to report on the prevalence of OMLs in Australian adults and to evaluate their association with socio-demographic factors.

Methods This study utilized data from the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004–06, which employs a multi-stage, stratified random sample selection procedure. Information on socio-demographics, smoking and presence of OMLs were collected using telephone interview, self-reported questionnaires and comprehensive oral examination. A multivariate regression model was generated to estimate effect of factors on the prevalence of non-ulcerated OMLs.

Results A total of 3551 dentate adult Australians had complete data for this analysis. Over 20% of study participants presented with an OML on the day of examination. The prevalence of suspected malignancy was less than 1% and over 17% for non-ulcerated OMLs. Prevalence of non-ulcerated OMLs was associated with age, gender, residential location, household income and smoking.

Conclusions The study reported that epidemiological survey can provide useful information on OMLs. Certain population groups had a higher risk of having the condition. Preventing smoking uptake and smoking cessation can reduce the prevalence of OMLs in the population.
Keyword Oral mucosal lesions
National survey
Smoking
Risk
Australian population
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Authors prepress title: "Oral mucosal lesions: screening findings from the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health". Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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