Journal article

Chronic periodontitis and smoking Prevalence and dose-response relationship

Shahrukh Khan, Taimur Khalid, Kamran H Awan

Saudi Medical Journal | SAUDI MED J | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and dose-response relationship of chronic periodontitis among smokers in Pakistan. METHODS:   This is a cross-sectional study among participants seeking dental care in Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 443 participants with a mean age of 44.3 (±6.5) participated in the study from April 2011 to December 2011. Males comprised 64.7%, and females comprised 35.2%. Participants were interviewed on social demographics and oral habits. Participants with shallow pockets (3.5-5.5 mm) and deep pockets (greater than 5.5 mm) were considered suffering from chronic periodontitis. The characteristics of participants were assessed using ..

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