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HEALTH PROFILE: Costa Rica

Costa Rica
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Costa Rica

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Costa Rica. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

Costa Rica Population Pyramid
 
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    Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria No Macedonia North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
    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
    2016
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    Age 5
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    Age 10
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 15
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 20
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    Age 25
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    Age 30
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    Age 35
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    Age 40
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    Age 45
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    Age 50
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    Age 55
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    Age 60
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    Age 85
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
    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
    71.04
    149
    2. Stroke
    28.83
    155
    3. Prostate Cancer
    22.07
    54
    4. Lung Disease
    20.54
    110
    5. Stomach Cancer
    16.41
    10
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.36
    129
    7. Breast Cancer
    15.79
    96
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    14.57
    105
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.19
    141
    10. Kidney Disease
    11.94
    116
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.75
    61
    12. Other Injuries
    10.30
    61
    13. Violence
    9.77
    51
    14. Alzheimers & Dementia
    9.45
    150
    15. Hypertension
    9.01
    114
    16. Suicide
    7.49
    111
    17. Lymphomas
    7.39
    31
    18. Liver Disease
    7.16
    153
    19. Cervical Cancer
    6.88
    107
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    6.87
    110
    21. Lung Cancers
    6.82
    124
    22. Liver Cancer
    6.24
    76
    23. Other Neoplasms
    6.15
    10
    24. Leukemia
    5.47
    14
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.22
    66
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.89
    105
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.49
    122
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.92
    110
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.74
    96
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.45
    131
    31. Drownings
    2.74
    110
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.70
    72
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.28
    103
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.24
    46
    35. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    132
    36. Falls
    2.07
    166
    37. Bladder Cancer
    1.88
    98
    38. Skin Disease
    1.85
    96
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.61
    133
    40. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.52
    134
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    1.40
    152
    42. Epilepsy
    1.26
    118
    43. Alcohol
    1.14
    122
    44. Birth Trauma
    1.13
    132
    45. Tuberculosis
    1.10
    132
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.03
    131
    47. Asthma
    0.94
    148
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.83
    14
    49. Drug Use
    0.76
    126
    50. Encephalitis
    0.75
    95
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,060
    19.47
    2. Stroke
    1,674
    8.03
    3. Lung Disease
    1,230
    5.90
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    916
    4.39
    5. Stomach Cancer
    904
    4.34
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    750
    3.60
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    747
    3.58
    8. Kidney Disease
    675
    3.24
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    652
    3.13
    10. Other Injuries
    593
    2.84
    11. Alzheimers & Dementia
    575
    2.76
    12. Prostate Cancer
    568
    2.72
    13. Hypertension
    534
    2.56
    14. Violence
    497
    2.38
    15. Breast Cancer
    454
    2.18
    16. Lymphomas
    399
    1.91
    17. Suicide
    385
    1.85
    18. Liver Disease
    382
    1.83
    19. Lung Cancers
    375
    1.80
    20. Liver Cancer
    344
    1.65
    21. Other Neoplasms
    339
    1.63
    22. Pancreas Cancer
    287
    1.38
    23. Leukemia
    285
    1.37
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    275
    1.32
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    266
    1.28
      Deaths %
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    209
    1.00
    27. HIV/AIDS
    194
    0.93
    28. Cervical Cancer
    194
    0.93
    29. Low Birth Weight
    176
    0.84
    30. Drownings
    137
    0.66
    31. Skin Cancers
    129
    0.62
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    128
    0.61
    33. Oral Cancer
    118
    0.57
    34. Falls
    111
    0.53
    35. Skin Disease
    108
    0.52
    36. Bladder Cancer
    107
    0.51
    37. Ovary Cancer
    96
    0.46
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    91
    0.44
    39. Oesophagus Cancer
    83
    0.40
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    81
    0.39
    41. Uterin Cancer
    76
    0.36
    42. Epilepsy
    65
    0.31
    43. Alcohol
    60
    0.29
    44. Tuberculosis
    59
    0.28
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    56
    0.27
    46. Asthma
    51
    0.24
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    45
    0.22
    48. Birth Trauma
    44
    0.21
    49. Drug Use
    40
    0.19
    50. Encephalitis
    39
    0.19
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    22.07
    54
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.41
    10
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.79
    96
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.75
    61
    5. Lymphomas
    7.39
    31
    6. Cervical Cancer
    6.88
    107
    7. Lung Cancers
    6.82
    124
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.24
    76
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    5.47
    14
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.22
    66
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.45
    131
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.70
    72
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.24
    46
    14. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    132
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.88
    98
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.52
    134
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.8
    114
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    18.5
    8.3
    114
    65
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    21.1
    30.4
    66
    43
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    7.07
    13
    Costa Rica COSTA RICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    4.93m
    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
    8.1%
    86
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    79.6
    29
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    70.9
    28
    GDP per Capita USD
    $17,200
    77

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2018
    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.