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Costa Rica
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Costa Rica and Latvia health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

Latvia
COUNTRY #2
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
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
Costa Rica Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    60.5
    63.3
    61.9
    56
    54
    56
     
    66.3
    73.5
    69.8
    24
    11
    15
    1970
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
     
    65.7
    74.2
    69.8
    42
    20
    32
    1980
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
     
    63.8
    74.1
    68.8
    74
    38
    56
    1990
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
     
    64.2
    74.6
    69.3
    94
    54
    74
    2000
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    21
     
    64.4
    75.7
    70.1
    106
    54
    93
    2010
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
     
    67.6
    77.7
    72.8
    101
    55
    88
    2016
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
     
    70.0
    79.6
    75.0
    94
    47
    79
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    70.0
    79.6
    94
    47
    Age 5
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    70.6
    80.0
    103
    53
    Age 10
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    70.6
    80.1
    104
    53
    Age 15
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    70.7
    80.2
    104
    53
    Age 20
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    70.9
    80.2
    108
    56
    Age 25
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    71.1
    80.3
    111
    57
    Age 30
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    71.5
    80.5
    113
    56
    Age 35
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    72.0
    80.7
    115
    56
    Age 40
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    72.6
    80.9
    117
    56
    Age 45
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    73.5
    81.3
    115
    55
    Age 50
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    74.4
    81.8
    114
    55
    Age 55
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    75.7
    82.4
    108
    56
    Age 60
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    77.3
    83.1
    103
    58
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    79.3
    84.0
    89
    58
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    81.7
    85.1
    77
    60
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    84.3
    86.6
    72
    65
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    87.0
    88.3
    71
    68
    Age 85
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
    90.1
    90.8
    74
    73
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    71.04
    149
    175.94
    49
    2. Stroke
    28.83
    155
    92.81
    63
    3. Prostate Cancer
    22.07
    54
    26.88
    43
    4. Lung Disease
    20.54
    110
    7.10
    181
    5. Stomach Cancer
    16.41
    10
    12.20
    29
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.36
    129
    10.89
    148
    7. Breast Cancer
    15.79
    96
    19.11
    58
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    14.57
    105
    8.35
    128
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.19
    141
    11.68
    149
    10. Kidney Disease
    11.94
    116
    7.16
    151
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.75
    61
    16.12
    24
    12. Other Injuries
    10.30
    61
    7.81
    91
    13. Violence
    9.77
    51
    4.97
    96
    14. Alzheimers & Dementia
    9.45
    150
    5.27
    157
    15. Hypertension
    9.01
    114
    11.02
    100
    16. Suicide
    7.49
    111
    17.16
    16
    17. Lymphomas
    7.39
    31
    5.65
    87
    18. Liver Disease
    7.16
    153
    14.52
    94
    19. Cervical Cancer
    6.88
    107
    5.58
    120
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    6.87
    110
    3.17
    163
    21. Lung Cancers
    6.82
    124
    23.73
    40
    22. Liver Cancer
    6.24
    76
    3.61
    144
    23. Other Neoplasms
    6.15
    10
    2.39
    104
    24. Leukemia
    5.47
    14
    5.28
    18
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.22
    66
    8.72
    13
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.89
    105
    27.36
    4
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.49
    122
    1.33
    165
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.92
    110
    1.47
    166
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.74
    96
    4.82
    88
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.45
    131
    8.41
    5
    31. Drownings
    2.74
    110
    6.88
    37
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.70
    72
    6.24
    6
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.28
    103
    0.16
    177
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.24
    46
    3.17
    21
    35. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    132
    5.84
    34
    36. Falls
    2.07
    166
    6.03
    74
    37. Bladder Cancer
    1.88
    98
    5.02
    12
    38. Skin Disease
    1.85
    96
    1.35
    108
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.61
    133
    3.26
    91
    40. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.52
    134
    3.77
    54
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    1.40
    152
    0.93
    174
    42. Epilepsy
    1.26
    118
    1.61
    94
    43. Alcohol
    1.14
    122
    8.25
    10
    44. Birth Trauma
    1.13
    132
    1.39
    123
    45. Tuberculosis
    1.10
    132
    3.05
    104
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.03
    131
    0.97
    136
    47. Asthma
    0.94
    148
    0.96
    146
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.83
    14
    0.43
    46
    49. Drug Use
    0.76
    126
    1.96
    43
    50. Encephalitis
    0.75
    95
    1.63
    38
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,060
    19.47
    8,984
    35.30
    2. Stroke
    1,674
    8.03
    4,938
    19.40
    3. Lung Disease
    1,230
    5.90
    321
    1.26
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    916
    4.39
    494
    1.94
    5. Stomach Cancer
    904
    4.34
    498
    1.96
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    750
    3.60
    187
    0.73
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    747
    3.58
    410
    1.61
    8. Kidney Disease
    675
    3.24
    348
    1.37
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    652
    3.13
    733
    2.88
    10. Other Injuries
    593
    2.84
    225
    0.88
    11. Alzheimers & Dementia
    575
    2.76
    280
    1.10
    12. Prostate Cancer
    568
    2.72
    418
    1.64
    13. Hypertension
    534
    2.56
    568
    2.23
    14. Violence
    497
    2.38
    118
    0.46
    15. Breast Cancer
    454
    2.18
    460
    1.81
    16. Lymphomas
    399
    1.91
    219
    0.86
    17. Suicide
    385
    1.85
    418
    1.64
    18. Liver Disease
    382
    1.83
    410
    1.61
    19. Lung Cancers
    375
    1.80
    944
    3.71
    20. Liver Cancer
    344
    1.65
    142
    0.56
    21. Other Neoplasms
    339
    1.63
    108
    0.42
    22. Pancreas Cancer
    287
    1.38
    367
    1.44
    23. Leukemia
    285
    1.37
    210
    0.83
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    275
    1.32
    49
    0.19
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    266
    1.28
    816
    3.21
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    209
    1.00
    51
    0.20
    27. HIV/AIDS
    194
    0.93
    98
    0.39
    28. Cervical Cancer
    194
    0.93
    123
    0.48
    29. Low Birth Weight
    176
    0.84
    15
    0.06
    30. Drownings
    137
    0.66
    160
    0.63
    31. Skin Cancers
    129
    0.62
    137
    0.54
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    128
    0.61
    5
    0.02
    33. Oral Cancer
    118
    0.57
    203
    0.80
    34. Falls
    111
    0.53
    209
    0.82
    35. Skin Disease
    108
    0.52
    60
    0.24
    36. Bladder Cancer
    107
    0.51
    239
    0.94
    37. Ovary Cancer
    96
    0.46
    187
    0.73
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    91
    0.44
    144
    0.57
    39. Oesophagus Cancer
    83
    0.40
    134
    0.53
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    81
    0.39
    51
    0.20
    41. Uterin Cancer
    76
    0.36
    138
    0.54
    42. Epilepsy
    65
    0.31
    38
    0.15
    43. Alcohol
    60
    0.29
    222
    0.87
    44. Tuberculosis
    59
    0.28
    89
    0.35
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    56
    0.27
    44
    0.17
    46. Asthma
    51
    0.24
    43
    0.17
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    45
    0.22
    18
    0.07
    48. Birth Trauma
    44
    0.21
    15
    0.06
    49. Drug Use
    40
    0.19
    48
    0.19
    50. Encephalitis
    39
    0.19
    54
    0.21
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   Latvia LATVIA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    22.07
    54
    26.88
    43
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.41
    10
    12.20
    29
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.79
    96
    19.11
    58
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.75
    61
    16.12
    24
    5. Lymphomas
    7.39
    31
    5.65
    87
    6. Cervical Cancer
    6.88
    107
    5.58
    120
    7. Lung Cancers
    6.82
    124
    23.73
    40
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.24
    76
    3.61
    144
    9. Leukemia
    5.47
    14
    5.28
    18
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.22
    66
    8.72
    13
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.45
    131
    8.41
    5
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.70
    72
    6.24
    6
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.24
    46
    3.17
    21
    14. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    132
    5.84
    34
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.88
    98
    5.02
    12
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.52
    134
    3.77
    54
    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.