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HEALTH PROFILE : Costa Rica

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, 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
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    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
    72.38
    155
    2. Stroke
    29.79
    164
    3. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    4. Lung Disease
    20.42
    107
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.37
    131
    6. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    7. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    14.32
    109
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.81
    153
    10. Kidney Disease
    11.98
    108
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    12. Other Injuries
    10.46
    68
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9.96
    153
    14. Hypertension
    9.40
    117
    15. Violence
    8.82
    63
    16. Suicide
    7.34
    124
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    7.31
    113
    18. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    19. Liver Disease
    6.88
    148
    20. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    21. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    22. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
    23. Other Neoplasms
    6.04
    11
    24. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.84
    112
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.65
    121
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.85
    120
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.52
    97
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    31. Drownings
    2.60
    109
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.30
    110
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    35. Falls
    2.01
    170
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    37. Skin Disease
    1.91
    87
    38. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.62
    133
    40. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    1.44
    63
    42. Birth Trauma
    1.28
    132
    43. Epilepsy
    1.23
    132
    44. Tuberculosis
    1.08
    132
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.01
    132
    46. Alcohol
    0.97
    127
    47. Drug Use
    0.93
    113
    48. Asthma
    0.89
    150
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.82
    9
    50. Malnutrition
    0.65
    119
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    3,758
    19.49
    2. Stroke
    1,546
    8.02
    3. Lung Disease
    1,059
    5.49
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    850
    4.41
    5. Stomach Cancer
    844
    4.38
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    719
    3.73
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    704
    3.65
    8. Kidney Disease
    619
    3.21
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    609
    3.16
    10. Other Injuries
    538
    2.79
    11. Prostate Cancer
    518
    2.69
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    517
    2.68
    13. Hypertension
    488
    2.53
    14. Violence
    440
    2.28
    15. Breast Cancer
    425
    2.20
    16. Suicide
    370
    1.92
    17. Lymphomas
    369
    1.91
    18. Liver Disease
    357
    1.85
    19. Lung Cancers
    352
    1.83
    20. Liver Cancer
    322
    1.67
    21. Other Neoplasms
    311
    1.61
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    294
    1.52
    23. Pancreas Cancer
    270
    1.40
    24. Leukemia
    268
    1.39
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    249
    1.29
      Deaths %
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    195
    1.01
    27. Low Birth Weight
    183
    0.95
    28. HIV/AIDS
    179
    0.93
    29. Cervical Cancer
    178
    0.92
    30. Drownings
    129
    0.67
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    117
    0.61
    32. Skin Cancers
    110
    0.57
    33. Falls
    103
    0.53
    34. Oral Cancer
    100
    0.52
    35. Bladder Cancer
    98
    0.51
    36. Skin Disease
    98
    0.51
    37. Ovary Cancer
    90
    0.47
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    84
    0.44
    39. Oesophagus Cancer
    77
    0.40
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    75
    0.39
    41. Uterin Cancer
    69
    0.36
    42. Epilepsy
    62
    0.32
    43. Tuberculosis
    55
    0.29
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    52
    0.27
    45. Birth Trauma
    50
    0.26
    46. Alcohol
    50
    0.26
    47. Drug Use
    47
    0.24
    48. Asthma
    46
    0.24
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    43
    0.22
    50. Malnutrition
    33
    0.17
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    5. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    6. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    7. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
     
     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.1
    121
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    18.5
    8.3
    114
    65
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    21.1
    30.4
    66
    43
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    7.08
    12

     
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    4,930,258
    121
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.01
    58
    Population 0-14
    22.6%
    120
    Population 15-64
    69.6%
    31
    Population 65 +
    7.8%
    78
    Birth Rate / 1000
    15.50
    115
    Death Rate / 1000
    4.70
    172
    Fertility Rate
    1.89
    124
    Infant Mortality
    8.00
    142
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    72
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    85
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.01
    75
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    53
    Net Migration
    0.80
    45
    Population Growth
    1.20%
    82
    Literacy Total
    97.8%
    64
    Literacy Male
    97.7%
    48
    Literacy Female
    97.8%
    40
    Unemployment
    9.3%
    79
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    79.6
    30
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    69.8
    31
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $16,400
    77
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.