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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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SAN MARTIN ACOSTA, Víctor; VERA CATTEBEKE, Patricia; ROJAS ROJAS, Nicolás  and  CALDEROLI VARGAS, Floriano. Smoking among prisoners of a penitentiary center for women. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2019, vol.52, n.2, pp.49-52. ISSN 1816-8949.


Smoking is one of the main causes of disease and death in the world, and its consumption may increase in situations of stress.


To characterize smoking within the Casa del Buen Pastor women's prison.

Materials and methods:

Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study with an anonymous survey using the method of multiple choice of answers.


73 of the 101 inmates surveyed declared themselves to be smokers, and the vast majority of them want to quit smoking.


There is a high prevalence of smoking among women in prison, and their majority desire for cessation is an opportunity that should be used to support them with appropriate measures to achieve it.

Keywords : Smoking; prevalence; women; risk groups..

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