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Acción Psicológica

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ROBLES-ORTEGA, Humbelina et al. Tobacco and alcohol comsumption in a sample eviction process. Acción psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.13, n.1, pp.41-52. ISSN 2255-1271.


In Spain, the current economic crisis has led to an unfortunate phenomenon little known until now: the eviction process. The aim was to evaluate unhealthy habits such as consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a group of Granada as at risk of losing their residence.


Participated 205 adult undergoing an eviction process from their homes (122 women and 83 men) who were given the items of health-related habits of the Andalusian Health Survey 2011. All participants were linked to the Platform Affected by Mortgage, Stop Desahucios of Granada.


Consumption of tobacco: observe higher percentage of daily smokers among men (54.22 %), people who live as a couple and workers. People who have entered the judicial process smoke more cigarettes per day (t = 1944, p = .055) and perceived an increase in the consumption of tobacco from the process of eviction. (χ2 = 8.494, p = .037). Consumption of alcohol: find higher percentage in men (χ2 = 10.005, p = .019) and in people who do not live with a partner (χ2 = 8.553, p = .036); men perceive a greater increase in alcohol consumption due to the eviction process (χ2 = 20.375, p = .000).


The eviction process negatively affects health-related habits and should therefore be prioritized in Public Health policies as a population at risk.

Keywords : tobacco; alcohol; eviction; economic crisis.

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