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Table 1 Economic, health structure and health indicators, Brazil and regions, 2006 to 2012

From: Farmácia Popular Program: changes in geographic accessibility of medicines during ten years of a medicine subsidy policy in Brazil

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
GDP per capita(USD)*
Brazil 5,824 7,215 8,715 8,470 11,229 12,856 -
North 3,667 4,469 5,568 5,320 7,215 8,291 -
Northeast 2,767 3,421 4,081 4,089 5,432 6,196 -
Southeast 7,764 9,556 11,544 11,088 14,763 16,925 -
South 6,499 8,224 9,950 9,675 12,908 14,556 -
West-Center 7,137 8,962 11,117 11,197 14,175 16,614 -
Life expectancy on birth (years)   
Brazil 72.4 72.5 72.8 73.1 73.4 74.2 75.4
North 71.3 71.6 71.9 72.2 72.4 71.1 71.3
Northeast 69.4 69.7 70.1 70.4 70.8 71.6 71.9
Southeast 73.8 74.1 74.3 74.6 74.9 75.9 76.3
South 74.4 74.7 75.0 75.2 75.5 76.2 76.6
West-Center 73.5 73.7 74.0 74.3 74.5 77.5 77.7
Number of MD per inhabitant**
Brazil 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6
North 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Northeast 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Southeast 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1
South 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.7
West-Center 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6
Diabetes prevalence per 100 inhabitants   
Brazil 8.8 8.8 9.7 9.5 9.9 10.3 11.7
North 8.6 7.6 7.2 7.5 8.4 9.5 8.4
Northeast 8.5 9 9.5 9.6 9.1 10.3 10.7
Southeast 9.3 9.3 10.6 10.1 10.7 10.7 12.9
South 7.9 8.7 8.5 9.3 10.5 9.4 12.5
West-Center 7.8 7.2 8.4 8.1 9.1 9.4 10.5
Hypertension prevalence per 100 inhabitants (Population 25 years old and over)
Brazil 21.5 22.3 23.9 24.4 23.3 24.3 24.3
North 19.1 17.3 17.4 18.9 18.1 19.9 18.7
Northeast 21.4 21.6 22.3 23.5 22.0 23.2 23.9
Southeast 22.8 24.6 27.0 26.8 25.2 26.2 25.8
South 20.9 21.8 23.3 22.8 23.8 24.4 24.7
West-Center 19.4 19.6 20.8 22.3 22.6 23.2 24.1
  1. Source: Basic data and indicators - Brazil - 2012 IDB-2012 – Department of Informatics of the National Health System (DATASUS) available in: <http://tabnet.datasus.gov.br/cgi/idb2012/matriz.htm>
  2. *regional data is not available for 2012;
  3. **Medical Doctors registered in the national database of health establishments.