Brazil Statistics

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Zika virions (red circles)
Zika virions (red circles)

This page links to the current online resources available to explore Brazilian population and birth data.

Recent infections with Zika virus have been thought to be associated with an increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil.[1]

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Some Recent Findings

  • The uses of ultrasonography in relation to foetal malformations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2] "The world-wide diffusion of prenatal ultrasound has encountered local historical, cultural and political particularities. The purpose of this article is to study the varied uses of this technology in cases of detection of a foetal anomaly, in Rio de Janeiro, in a context of generalized access to ultrasound, restrictive legislation on abortion and major social inequalities. An ethnographic approach was chosen combining from 2009 to 2011, observations of prenatal consultations and interviews with specialist physicians and pregnant women, in both public and private sector institutions. Analysis of the data allowed us to identify three ideal-typical moments in the trajectory of the pregnant women when a foetal malformation was detected."
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Mario Bressan-Neto, Carlos Fernando Pereira da Silva Herrero, Lilian Maria Pacola, Altacílio Aparecido Nunes, Helton Luiz Aparecido Defino Community Care Administration of Spinal Deformities in the Brazilian Public Health System. Clinics (Sao Paulo): 2017, 72(8);485-490 PubMed 28954008

Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Teresa Palencia-Ercilla, Livia Mendoza Ferreira, Alberto Galvez-Ruiz, Denise C M Zornoff, Rajiv Khandekar, Silvana A Schellini A survey of management of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction by pediatric primary health care providers in Spain. Eur J Ophthalmol: 2017, 27(4);502-505 PubMed 28009409

C Massignan, M Ximenes, C da Silva Pereira, L Dias, M Bolan, M Cardoso Prevalence of enamel defects and association with dental caries in preschool children. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent: 2016, 17(6);461-466 PubMed 27848202

J Stirnemann, J Villar, L J Salomon, E Ohuma, P Ruyan, D G Altman, F Nosten, R Craik, S Munim, L Cheikh Ismail, F C Barros, A Lambert, S Norris, M Carvalho, Y A Jaffer, J A Noble, E Bertino, M G Gravett, M Purwar, C Victora, R Uauy, Z Bhutta, S Kennedy, A T Papageorghiou, for the International Fetal Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (INTERGROWTH-21st). International Estimated Fetal Weight Standards of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol: 2016; PubMed 27804212

Cíntia A J Pereira, Laura L S Oliveira, Aytube L Coaglio, Fernanda S O Santos, Rodolfo S M Cezar, Tiago Mendes, Fernando L P Oliveira, Gustavo Conzensa, Walter S Lima Anti-helminthic activity of Momordica charantia L. against Fasciola hepatica eggs after twelve days of incubation in vitro. Vet. Parasitol.: 2016, 228;160-166 PubMed 27692319


  • 8% of infants with low birthweight, 2005-2009
  • 96% of households consuming iodized salt, 2003-2009

General Statistics

Population 203,429,773 (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 5

Age structure

0-14 years: 26.2% (male 27,219,651/female 26,180,040) 15-64 years: 67% (male 67,524,642/female 68,809,357) 65 years and over: 6.7% (male 5,796,433/female 7,899,650) (2011 est.)

Median age

total: 29.3 years male: 28.5 years female: 30.1 years (2011 est.

Population growth rate

1.134% (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 104

Birth rate

17.79 births/1,000 population (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 109

Death rate

6.36 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 152

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 21.17 deaths/1,000 live births country comparison to the world: 93 male: 24.63 deaths/1,000 live births female: 17.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 72.53 years country comparison to the world: 124 male: 68.97 years female: 76.27 years (2011 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.18 children born/woman (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 109

Data: The World Factbook Brazil

Coronary Heart Disease

Paediatric and congenital heart disease in South America: an overview.[3]

  • Ventricular septal defects - Surgical mortality with repair in infancy, mainly in the muscular septum, probably slightly higher in South America than in North America and Europe.
  • Secundum atrial septal defects - trans-catheter closure is the preferred method of treating most patients.
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis and atresia with intact ventricular septum - balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty for PVS.
  • Aortic stenosis - balloon valvuloplasty.
  • Coarctation of the aorta - children balloon angioplasty, adolescents and adults a trend towards the use of bare and covered stents.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot - patients with severe hypoxaemia have a modified Blalock–Taussig shunt.


  1. Ingrid Torjesen Zika virus outbreaks prompt warnings to pregnant women. BMJ: 2016, 352;i500 PubMed 26813766
  2. Véronique Mirlesse, Isabelle Ville The uses of ultrasonography in relation to foetal malformations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soc Sci Med: 2013, 87;168-75 PubMed 23631792
  3. C A C Pedra, J Haddad, S F Pedra, A Peirone, C B Pilla, J A Marin-Neto Paediatric and congenital heart disease in South America: an overview. Heart: 2009, 95(17);1385-92 PubMed 19174420

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