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Research Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Prevalence of Tobacco Among Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) of North India: KAP Study

Saundarya P1*, Taufique Answer2, Henna Mir1, Sushila Sah2, Supriya Naren3 and Sayani Roy4

1Public Health Dentistry, India
2Department of Orthodontics, India
3Oral Medicine and Radiology, India
4Department of Pedodontics, India

*Corresponding Author: Saundarya P, Public Health Dentistry, India.

Received: November 10, 2020; Published: January 18, 2021



  Introduction: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry has been rapidly expanding in India over the last 10 years. While employment in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has meant that young adults are reaching their career milestones and financial goals much earlier than before, surveys show that Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees face steady challenges at work that can be chronically stressful. the present study aims to highlight the ill effect of tobacco and its uses by BPO workers. Methodology: A cross sectional study was done on 993 B.P.O workers, using a 12 variable questionnaire through emails, telephone and interview. Descriptive statistics was done and chi square test was applied keeping p < 0.05. Result: The prevalence of use of tobacco was found to be 57%. Most of the employee had a history of tobacco smoking, with majority of participants falling in age group of 20-30 years Conclusion: BPO employees have to work in shift for continuous hours leading to stress and unhealthy life style, specially smoking. Healthy life style and destressing method should be encouraged among them.

Keywords: Tobacco; Business Process Outsourcing (BPO); Tobacco Users; Oral Health; Call Centre



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Citation: Saundarya P., et al. “Prevalence of Tobacco Among Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) of North India: KAP Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.2 (2021): 64-68.


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