Accession Number : ADA320229

Title :   A Proposal To Determine if The Incidence of Oral Mucosal Lesion Regression In Air Force Basic Military Trainees Is Associated With Prior Tobacco Use Habits.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Martin, Gary C.

PDF Url : ADA320229

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Using responses to a health survey administered to all basic military trainees at Lackland AFB, Texas individuals will be identified as current users of smokeless tobacco (ST). Current users of ST will be defined as an individual who has used ST regularly (at least once per day), right up to the point of entering Basic Military Training. Each trainee will receive an oral soft tissue examination to determine if there is an observable oral mucosal lesions (OML). Lesions that are identifiable as aphthous ulcers (canker sores) or oral herpes (cold sores) will not be included as an OML for this study. Those individuals identified with an OML and also meet the case definition as current users of ST will be the population at risk for this study. These individuals will be grouped on the level/grade of their OML.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MUCOUS MEMBRANES, *LESIONS, *ORAL DISEASES, *TOBACCO PLANTS, *TOBACCO SMOKING, RISK, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MILITARY TRAINING, PUBLIC HEALTH, HEALTH SURVEYS, ORAL INTAKE, HABITS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE