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PERALES, Jaime; CHECA, Irene  and  ESPEJO, Begoña. Current active and passive smoking among adults living with same sex partners in Spain. Gac Sanit [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.6, pp.547-552. ISSN 0213-9111.


To assess the association between current active and passive tobacco smoking and living with a same-sex partner in Spain.


We analysed data from two cross-sectional national surveys of the Spanish population 15 years and older (2011-Encuesta Nacional de Salud en España and 2014-Encuesta Europea de Salud en España). Analyses included only people living with their partner. Associations were calculated using multiple logistic regressions adjusting for gender, social class and age.


Current active and passive smoking were significantly associated with living with same sex partners (odds ratio: 2.71 and 2.88), and particularly strong among women.


Spanish adults living with same-sex partners are at higher risk of active and passive smoking. This risk varies by gender. Spanish national surveys should include items on sexual orientation for improved data on health disparities.

Keywords : Sexual minorities; Tobacco; Tobacco smoke pollution; Surveys; Spain.

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