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Table 1 Sociodemographic aspects of the three study regions

From: Suicide rates and income in São Paulo and Brazil: a temporal and spatial epidemiologic analysis from 1996 to 2008

Study regions (composition) Area (Km2) Population (million) Population density HDI Gini index GDP per capita
Brazil 8514876 170 20 0.766 0.606 6473
(27 States)
State of São Paulo 248209 37 149 0.820 0.566 11345
(645 counties)
City of São Paulo 1509 10 6915 0.841 0.620 15286
(96 neighborhoods)
  1. Population Density (inhabitants/Km2); HDI: Human Development Index; GDP: Gross Domestic Product (Brazillian Real – R$).
  2. National Census (IBGE, 2000 [41]).