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Life expectancy in Brazil rises to 77 years

Life expectancy at birth for Brazilians was 77 years in 2021, according to data published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) this Friday, 25th, at official diary of the Union.

From 2020 to last year, according to the data, there was a two-month increase. In ten years, IBGE data show that the Brazilian population gained 2.4 more years of life.

The estimate has been growing since 1940. At the beginning of that decade, the life expectancy of Brazilians at birth was only 45.5 years, that is, Brazilians today live, on average, 31.5 years longer than in the mid-1940s. last century.

The increase in life expectancy at birth is directly related to the drop in the probability of a newborn not completing the first year of life, which, between 2020 and 2021, reduced from 11.5 to 11.2 per thousand births.

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