Health and Education
This municipality is isolated from major population centers and suffers from drought and poor soils.
- Municipal Human Development Index: 0.681 (2000)
- State ranking: 630 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
- National ranking: 3,283 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha.
- Degree of urbanization: 49.97% (2000) The rate for Minas Gerais was 82%
- Infant mortality rate: 28.57 (2000) The rate for Minas Gerais was 17.40; the rate for Brazil was 18.91.
- Illiteracy rate: 21.02% (15 years old or older)(Data from 2000) The rate for Minas Gerais was 11.96; the rate for Brazil was 13.63
- Urban area covered by sewage system: 0.40%--the rate for Minas Gerais was 81.39%
- Health centers and hospitals: 04 health centers. There were no hospitals. The nearest large hospital was in Pirapora.
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