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Table 2 Estimated loss in life expectancy in 2020 due to excess mortality in selected Latin American countries

From: Investigating regional excess mortality during 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in selected Latin American countries

Country Assumed overall life expectancy at birth in 2020 without the occurrence of the pandemica Loss in life expectancy at birth in 2020 due to excess mortality Corresponding year to new life expectancy at birth after discounting excess mortality of 2020
Brazil 75.56 2.42 2009
Chile 79.96 1.94 2007
Ecuador 76.70 7.91 1990
Guatemala 73.94 2.26 2011
Mexico 74.98 5.54 1987
Peru 76.37 10.91 1989
  1. Sources: Ministry of Health, Brazil, Chile, and Peru, 2021; National Civil Registry Ecuador (Gobierno de la República del Ecuador, 2021); National Registry of Persons Guatemala (RENAP, 2021); and Secretariat of Health, Mexico (DGE-SS, 2021). United Nations, World Population Prospects 2019, https://population.un.org/wpp
  2. aConsidering in 2020 the same mortality levels as estimated for the year 2018 by World Population Prospects