Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
VAZQUEZ-SEGOVIA, Luis Alonso; SESMA-VAZQUEZ, Sergio and HERNANDEZ-AVILA, Mauricio. El consumo de tabaco en los hogares en México: resultados de la Encuesta de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares,1984-2000. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2002, vol.44, suppl.1, pp. s76-s81. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342002000700012.
Objective. To analyze selected determinants of tobacco consumption in Mexican homes. Material and Methods. Data from the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 1984-2000, were analyzed. The analysis was conducted for the years 1984-1992 and 1994-2000. The likelihood of tobacco consumption in households was estimated with a logistic regression model. Results. Tobacco consumption during the first period was two times more likely from decile six (OR=2.03, 95%, CI: 2.03-2.04) and during the second period from decile eight (OR=2.06, 95%, CI: 2.05-2.07). Households from decile one spent on average 9-22% of their income on tobacco; almost all of the households from decile ten spent only 1% of their income on tobacco. Conclusions. Households with higher income consumed more tobacco than households with low income; nevertheless, households with the lowest income devoted a greater proportion of income to tobacco consumption.
Keywords : tobacco comsumption; expenditure; smoking; Mexico.