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Table 1: Distribution of Snuff users according to age and gende
Characteristics No. of moist snuff users (n) Percentage (%)
Age
15-25 Years
26-35 Years
36-45 Years
46-55 Years
56 and above
79
92
52
45
14
20.9 %
37.2 %
27%
11.5 %
3.4 %
Gender
Male
Female
270
12
95 %
4.2 %

n- Number of patients in a particular category
Table-1 Shows the distribution of moist snuff users according to their age and gender. It was seen that consumption of snuff use is more in males and in age group between 26-35 years.

Table 2: Distribution of snuff users according to addition of sodium carbonate

Adverse Habits
(n) Percentage (%)
No. of snuff users

No. of snuff users without sodiumcarbonate (n)

No. of moist snuff users with sodiumcarbonate (n)
Pre mixed
Freshly mixed

284

2

282
70
212

0.5%

99.4 %
18%
81.6

n- Number of patients in a particular category

TABLE 2- Showed number and percentage of snuff users with and without sodium carbonate in both forms that is frshly mixed and premixed.

TABLE 3: Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis Showing sodium carbonate freshly mixed in relation with oral conditions.

Dental lesions Freshly mixed R-Value p- Value Significance
Oral mucosal lesions 312 0.0792 0.001**
Significant
Snuff Lesions 312 0.0767 0.051*
Significant
Gingival Recession 312 0.681 0.653
Non Significant
Dental Attrition 312 0.528 0.391
Non Significant
Dental Erosion 312 0.016 0.048*
Significant
Dental Abrasion 312 0.134 0.750
Non Significant
Burning Sensation 312 0.174 0.571
Non Significant

(p ? 0.05 – Significant, CI = 95 %)
Shows the correlation of oral snuff containing sodiumcarbonate in freshly mixed form using Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis and it was found to be having significant relationship with oral mucosal lesions,snuff lesions and dental erosion.

TABLE 4: Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis Showing sodium carbonate pre mixed in relation with oral conditions.

Dental lesions Pre mixed R-Value p- Value Significance
Oral mucosal lesions
70
0.094 0.030*
Significant
Snuff Lesions
70
0.055 0.044*
Significant
Gingival Recession
70
0.391 0.458
Non Significant
Dental Attrition
70
0.210 0.369
Non Significant
Dental Erosion
70
0.010 0.512
Non-Significant
Dental Abrasion
70
0.451 0.790
Non Significant
Burning Sensation
70
0.540 0.505
Non Significant

(p ? 0.05 – Significant, CI = 95 %)
Shows the correlation of oral snuff containing sodiumcarbonate in pre-mixed form using Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis and it was found to be having significant relationship with oral mucosal lesions and snuff lesions.

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