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Table 4 Life expectancy (LE), healthy life expectancy (HLE), and lost healthy years (LHY) by age, sex, and Brazilian region, 2013

From: Inequalities in healthy life expectancy by Brazilian geographic regions: findings from the National Health Survey, 2013

Region M F T
LE HLE LHY LE HLE LHY LE HLE LHY
At 20 years of age
 North 50.9 46.3 4.6 57.3 50.9 6.4 53.9 48.5 5.4
 Northeast 50.7 46.3 4.4 58.4 51.3 7.1 54.5 48.7 5.8
 Southeast 54.8 52.5 2.4 61.1 57.2 3.9 58.0 54.9 3.2
 South 55.0 52.1 2.9 61.4 56.1 5.4 58.2 54.1 4.2
 Center-West 53.4 49.7 3.6 59.6 54.6 4.9 56.4 52.1 4.3
 Brazil 53.3 49.5 3.8 60.1 54.9 5.2 56.7 52.4 4.2
At 40 years of age
 North 34.3 29.7 4.6 38.6 32.8 5.9 36.3 31.2 5.1
 Northeast 34.1 30.0 4.1 39.5 33.0 6.5 36.9 31.5 5.3
 Southeast 36.7 34.6 2.1 41.8 38.3 3.5 39.3 36.5 2.8
 South 36.9 34.0 2.9 42.1 37.2 4.9 39.6 35.6 3.9
 Center-West 53.4 49.7 3.6 40.5 35.9 4.6 38.2 34.1 4.1
 Brazil 35.8 32.3 3.5 41.0 36.3 4.7 38.5 34.6 3.9
At 60 years of age
 North 18.7 15.3 3.4 21.6 18.0 3.6 20.1 16.7 3.4
 Northeast 18.9 16.1 2.7 22.4 17.9 4.4 20.7 17.0 3.7
 Southeast 20.4 18.8 1.7 24.1 21.6 2.4 22.4 20.3 2.1
 South 20.4 18.2 2.2 24.2 20.6 3.5 22.4 19.5 2.9
 Center-West 19.8 16.9 2.9 22.8 19.6 3.3 21.3 18.2 3.1
 Brazil 19.9 17.3 2.5 23.4 20.2 3.2 21.7 18.9 2.8
  1. Sources: Life expectancy provided by IBGE [31]; HLE derived from Sullivan’s method using poor self-assessment of health to establish unhealthy state based on PNS data
  2. M male, F female, T total