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Salud Pública de México

versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634

Resumen

HERRERA-BALLESTEROS, Víctor H et al. Socioeconomic factors associated with the illegal purchase of tobacco products in Panama. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, suppl.1, pp.88-96. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/7728.

Objective:

To characterize the illegal purchase of tobacco products in Panama and the ssocation with sociodemographic and socioeconomic variables.

Materials and methods:

Study population derived from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in 2013. The association of sociodemographic and socioeconomic variables with illegal purchase of tobacco products was estimated by means of logistic regression models.

Results:

Men, age group 15 to 39, no formal education, non-governmental, inactive employees,current smoking, lowest quintile of income and living in rural areas were factors associated with the illegal purchase of tobacco products.

Conclusions.

Sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors play an important role in the illegal purchase of tobacco products. These results suggest the importance of surveillance over illicit trade and of the effective implementation of the current laws.

Palabras llave : Illegal; socioeconomic factors; relative odds ratio; tobacco use; Panama.

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