Knowledge & Attitude Regarding Oral Cancer Among College Students


G.V. Kulkarni
M.M. Angadi
V. M. Sorganvi


A cross sectional study conducted among 203 college students of Shri.A.S.Patil College of Commerce, Bijapur, to analyze the awareness, knowledge and attitude among college students.  Study reveals that 56% of the participants were not aware about oral cancer.  Only 20% of the students knew that tobacco is a risk factor for oral cancer.  Female students are having better attitude regarding prevention of oral cancer.  Even though study population is educated their knowledge regarding oral cancer was found to be very poor.  Awareness regarding oral cancer can be enhanced by mass media, community efforts and health education.