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brpop is an R package that provides yearly (2000 to 2021) Brazilian population estimates from DataSUS/Brazilian Health Ministry, aggregated by state, municipality, sex, and age groups. Those estimates are especially useful for calculating age and sex standardized disease rates.

The population estimates were downloaded manually from DataSUS and converted to tibbles for more convenient use.


Stable release at CRAN.

Development version at GitHub.



The package provides population estimates by sex, age groups, municipalities and year from two sources: the DataSUS estimates, covering 2000 to 2021 and the UFRN-PPGDEM-LEPP estimates, covering from 2010 to 2030.

The package also provide total population estimates by municipality and year from IBGE from 2000 to 2022.

Along with the datasets, the package provide several functions to aggregate the estimates by state (UF) and health regions. Look at the Reference section for more details.