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A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF BETEL NUT CHEWING AMONG THE KENYAN ASIAN COMMUNITY LIVING IN NAIROBI.

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ABSTRACT
Background: Betel nut chewing is a common habit amongst individuals of Asian origin, and is
shown to have a number of effects on the oral health.
Objective: the study aims to assess the knowledge attitude and practices of Kenyan Asian adults
regarding betel nut chewing.


Study area: the study was conducted in the Parklands and Westland suburbs of Nairobi
Methodology: A descriptive cross sectional study was done. It involved 66 members of the
community and a semi- structured questionnaire was used to conduct the study. Respondents
were chosen using the convenient sampling.


Results and Conclusion:The study showed that 90.9% were aware of betel nut chewing of who
84.9% were betel nut chewers most of them who chewed the betel nut occasionally .. Chewing
paan is seen to have association with traditional beliefs such as promotes digestion. The Mitha
paan was the most common type of betel nut preparation consumed. The major reason for
chewing betel nut was for mouth refresher. Majority of respondents reported paan to be harmful
to the health 78.8% thought it could lead to oral cancers. Thus it was deduced that there is
adequate knowledge of the risks associated with betel nut chewing in the Kenyan Asian
community and its effect on oral health .However this knowledge does not translate into a
behavioral change.


Recommendation: Similar to studies to investigate the reasons for the presence of practice of
betel nut chewing despite the knowledge and awareness of the detriemental effect of betel nut
chewing.
 

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