Life expectancy rises from 76.8 to 77 years in Brazil, says IBGE

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The life expectancy of Brazilians who were born in 2021 is 77 years, according to the Mortality Tables study published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) this Friday (25). Compared to 2020, life expectancy increased by exactly 2 months and 26 days, when it registered 76.8 years.

The survey did not include the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the IBGE, for the effects of the pandemic to be reflected, it would be necessary to change the methodology used for the calculation. However, the document projects that life expectancy will continue to grow each year.

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′′ The health crisis caused by Covid-19 increased deaths in 2020 and 2021; however, it is very unlikely that the increase in deaths will be maintained in the following years. It is expected that, with the control of the pandemic, the level of mortality will return to pre-crisis levels, continuing the downward trajectory observed in recent decades”, projects the IBGE study.

The result was strongly driven by women. The research analyzed that men born in 2021 can reach up to 73.6 years old, while women born in this same year can reach, on average, 80.5 years old.

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Life expectancy for those who turned 60 in 2021 would live another 23 years, with 21.0 years for men and 24.7 years for women.

Source: CNN Brasil

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