Search launched in 18/09, shows steady aging trend of the population (estimated at 201.5 million people), which is increasingly formed by women (51.5%), with predominance among the elderly.
The number of people in Brazil over 60 years was 12.6% of the population in 2012 increased to 13% in 2013, totaling 26.1 million elderly in the country. The region with the elderly is still the South, where they reached 14.4% of the total. The North has less, with 8.8% of the elderly.
Regarding illiteracy, Brazil recorded 13 million illiterates aged 15 or more – surpassing the total population of the city of São Paulo (11.8 million), representing 8.3% of the total population of the country. When we separate the illiterate by age group between 40-59 years, the rate is 9.2%, since the rate of illiterate elderly reached 23.9%. The significant rates may be justified due to the lack of access to education previously.
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