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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Costa Rica including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Costa Rica COSTA RICA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    60.5
    63.3
    61.9
    56
    54
    56
    1970
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
    1980
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
    1990
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
    2000
    75.5
    80.2
    77.8
    18
    22
    21
    2010
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
    2015
    77.1
    82.2
    79.6
    31
    30
    30
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    77.1
    82.2
    31
    30
    Age 5
    77.9
    82.9
    31
    28
    Age 10
    78.0
    83.0
    31
    28
    Age 15
    78.1
    83.1
    31
    28
    Age 20
    78.4
    83.2
    30
    28
    Age 25
    78.8
    83.3
    28
    28
    Age 30
    79.2
    83.4
    25
    28
    Age 35
    79.6
    83.6
    22
    28
    Age 40
    80.0
    83.8
    20
    28
    Age 45
    80.5
    84.1
    19
    27
    Age 50
    81.0
    84.4
    19
    28
    Age 55
    81.7
    84.9
    18
    27
    Age 60
    82.7
    85.5
    15
    26
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.3
    13
    21
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.2
    13
    21
    Age 75
    86.9
    88.5
    9
    18
    Age 80
    89.0
    90.2
    6
    17
    Age 85
    91.8
    92.5
    6
    17
    Age 90
    94.9
    95.4
    12
    17
    Age 95
    98.4
    98.7
    18
    22
    Age 100
    102.3
    102.6
    46
    27
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    69.00
    123
    2. Stroke
    34.60
    148
    3. Prostate Cancer
    28.94
    22
    4. Lung Disease
    21.92
    65
    5. Hypertension
    20.34
    56
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    20.06
    106
    7. Stomach Cancer
    17.30
    14
    8. Breast Cancer
    16.07
    90
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    12.84
    110
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12.59
    140
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.90
    54
    12. Other Injuries
    11.42
    88
    13. Violence
    11.18
    47
    14. Kidney Disease
    10.66
    113
    15. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9.98
    29
    16. Lymphomas
    8.37
    5
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    8.09
    97
    18. Lung Cancers
    7.82
    105
    19. Liver Disease
    7.30
    136
    20. Other Neoplasms
    7.21
    7
    21. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    95
    22. Suicide
    6.72
    102
    23. Liver Cancer
    6.58
    65
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.53
    98
    25. Leukemia
    6.01
    6
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Pancreas Cancer
    5.40
    57
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.72
    115
    28. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    107
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    3.26
    123
    30. HIV/AIDS
    2.92
    102
    31. Drownings
    2.68
    101
    32. Skin Cancers
    2.50
    33
    33. Uterin Cancer
    2.41
    64
    34. Falls
    2.25
    144
    35. Bladder Cancer
    2.06
    86
    36. Skin Disease
    2.00
    82
    37. Parkinson's Disease
    1.92
    82
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.88
    116
    39. Oral Cancer
    1.74
    136
    40. Birth Trauma
    1.58
    118
    41. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.46
    126
    42. Tuberculosis
    1.44
    118
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.39
    126
    44. Alcohol
    1.32
    69
    45. Asthma
    1.22
    129
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1.11
    55
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.00
    137
    48. Epilepsy
    0.96
    135
    49. Malnutrition
    0.82
    112
    50. Meningitis
    0.70
    121
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,925
    16.66
    2. Stroke
    1,455
    8.29
    3. Lung Disease
    906
    5.16
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    854
    4.87
    5. Hypertension
    847
    4.82
    6. Stomach Cancer
    744
    4.24
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    627
    3.57
    8. Violence
    559
    3.18
    9. Prostate Cancer
    552
    3.14
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    545
    3.10
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    511
    2.91
    12. Other Injuries
    492
    2.80
    13. Kidney Disease
    461
    2.63
    14. Alzheimers/Dementia
    412
    2.35
    15. Breast Cancer
    365
    2.08
    16. Lymphomas
    361
    2.06
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    339
    1.93
    18. Lung Cancers
    331
    1.88
    19. Suicide
    331
    1.88
    20. Liver Disease
    325
    1.85
    21. Other Neoplasms
    306
    1.74
    22. Inflammatory/Heart
    290
    1.65
    23. Liver Cancer
    281
    1.60
    24. Leukemia
    269
    1.53
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    230
    1.31
      Deaths %
    26. Low Birth Weight
    194
    1.10
    27. Cervical Cancer
    164
    0.93
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    144
    0.82
    29. HIV/AIDS
    141
    0.80
    30. Drownings
    132
    0.75
    31. Skin Cancers
    105
    0.60
    32. Falls
    100
    0.57
    33. Bladder Cancer
    86
    0.49
    34. Skin Disease
    85
    0.48
    35. Ovary Cancer
    85
    0.48
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    80
    0.45
    37. Parkinson's Disease
    79
    0.45
    38. Oral Cancer
    76
    0.43
    39. Birth Trauma
    65
    0.37
    40. Tuberculosis
    63
    0.36
    41. Alcohol
    61
    0.35
    42. Oesophagus Cancer
    61
    0.35
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    61
    0.34
    44. Uterin Cancer
    54
    0.31
    45. Asthma
    53
    0.30
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    48
    0.27
    47. Epilepsy
    45
    0.26
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    43
    0.25
    49. Malnutrition
    34
    0.20
    50. Drug Use
    32
    0.18
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    28.94
    22
    2. Stomach Cancer
    17.30
    14
    3. Breast Cancer
    16.07
    90
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.90
    54
    5. Lymphomas
    8.37
    5
    6. Lung Cancers
    7.82
    105
    7. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    95
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.58
    65
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    6.01
    6
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.40
    57
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    107
    12. Skin Cancers
    2.50
    33
    13. Uterin Cancer
    2.41
    64
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.06
    86
    15. Oral Cancer
    1.74
    136
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.46
    126
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.1
    107
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    18.5
    8.3
    114
    65
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    19.2
    29.5
    82
    55
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    7.087
    14

     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    4,872,543
    122
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.01
    44
    Population 0-14
    22.8 %
    118
    Population 15-64
    69.6 %
    32
    Population 65 +
    7.5 %
    77
    Birth Rate / 1000
    15.70
    116
    Death Rate / 1000
    4.60
    174
    Fertility Rate
    1.90
    121
    Infant Mortality
    8.30
    141
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    58
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    49
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.01
    76
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    44
    Net Migration
    0.80
    46
    Population Growth
    1.19 %
    85
    Literacy Total
    96.3 %
    69
    Literacy Male
    97.7 %
    48
    Literacy Female
    97.8 %
    37
    Unemployment
    9.4 %
    81
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    79.6
    30
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    69.8
    31
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $15,500
    80
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.