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ROSALES TAPIA, Ana Rosa  and  QUINTERO PEREZ, José Antonio. Spatial dependence model applied to the analysis of the distribution of alcohol consumption in the CU campus, UNAM. Invest. Geog [online]. 2013, n.82, pp.104-117. ISSN 2448-7279.

The aim of this paper is to analyze the distribution of alcohol consumption occurred within the main campus (CU) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in a period of four years, through the study of their spatial relationships. Based on Tobler's First Law which explains that "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant ones", one can say that the distribution of alcohol consumption that extends into CU is determined by the spatial dependence of consumption areas, and spatial relationships that they have with their environment. To achieve this goal we used concepts of Geography of Crime, Spatial Dependency, Spatial Analysis and Modeling which through geographical information systems, provide a tool to help gain a better understanding of space and then integrate a solution study problem. The results of applying the model allowed determining possible areas of consumption within the study area, data that is important for the implementation of improved monitoring plans within the campus.

Keywords : Spatial analysis; distribution; spatial relationships; spatial dependency; alcohol consumption.

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