LIP LACERATION ASSESSMENT AMONG STUDENTS OF DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ABRAKA, NIGERIA

Open Journal of Medical Research

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Title LIP LACERATION ASSESSMENT AMONG STUDENTS OF DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ABRAKA, NIGERIA
 
Creator Anibor, E.
Obaroefe, M.
Kaeka, E.
 
Subject Age
Laceration
Lip
Prevalence
Gender
 
Description The human lip is a highly visible aesthetic feature due to its positioning on the face, therefore, laceration of the lip may be viewed as a form of cosmetic deformation. This study is aimed at evaluating the prevalence level of lip laceration among Delta State University undergraduates in Abraka, Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed with data obtained via self-administered questionnaire. Respondents were Undergraduates of Delta State University, Abraka, and aged 15-30 years. Data were analysed for inferential statistics using chi-square test tool. Females 198 (51.6%) constituted majority of the respondent as against males 186 (48.4%). Majority of the respondents were within the ages of 18-20 years (210, 54.7%) with the least age group been those of 26-30 years (28, 7.3%). The study reveals a low prevalence of lip laceration amongst the population (79, 19.8%). A significant association was observed between age (0.020), gender (0.030) and lip laceration prevalence level. The study revealed that the female gender 49 (62%) had a higher prevalence of lip laceration alongside individuals within the ages of 15-20 years 47 (59.5%). Overall, the study concludes that prevalence of lip laceration among students of Delta State University in Abraka, Nigeria as at the time of study is low and this a significant literature data.
 
Publisher Open Journals Nigeria (ON)
 
Date 2021-04-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Identifier https://www.openjournalsnigeria.org.ng/journals/index.php/ojmr/article/view/196
10.52417/ojmr.v2i1.196
 
Source Open Journal of Medical Research (ISSN: 2734-2093) ; Vol. 2 No. 1 (2021): OJMR 2021 First Issue; 27 - 32
2734-2093
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.openjournalsnigeria.org.ng/journals/index.php/ojmr/article/view/196/132
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Anibor
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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