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Costa Rica
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Costa Rica and South Africa 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.

South Africa
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   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    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
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    21
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    72.38
    155
    114.02
    95
    2. Stroke
    29.79
    164
    93.76
    78
    3. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    35.07
    21
    4. Lung Disease
    20.42
    107
    44.30
    16
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.37
    131
    86.02
    13
    6. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    4.69
    113
    7. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    20.75
    51
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    14.32
    109
    22.46
    68
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.81
    153
    86.33
    46
    10. Kidney Disease
    11.98
    108
    25.47
    38
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    10.45
    72
    12. Other Injuries
    10.46
    68
    6.58
    114
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9.96
    153
    13.28
    133
    14. Hypertension
    9.40
    117
    30.73
    23
    15. Violence
    8.82
    63
    25.69
    14
    16. Suicide
    7.34
    124
    12.13
    60
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    7.31
    113
    7.65
    106
    18. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    8.06
    15
    19. Liver Disease
    6.88
    148
    12.56
    106
    20. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    20.75
    57
    21. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    20.99
    32
    22. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
    5.60
    87
    23. Other Neoplasms
    6.04
    11
    2.61
    95
    24. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    3.76
    101
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    6.04
    51
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.84
    112
    14.65
    12
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.65
    121
    8.45
    82
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.85
    120
    11.62
    36
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.52
    97
    273.12
    5
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    5.65
    48
    31. Drownings
    2.60
    109
    3.49
    97
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    2.31
    82
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.30
    110
    29.47
    47
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    4.48
    4
    35. Falls
    2.01
    170
    3.09
    137
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    3.92
    69
    37. Skin Disease
    1.91
    87
    5.13
    23
    38. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    2.27
    77
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.62
    133
    4.24
    72
    40. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
    10.53
    15
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    1.44
    63
    1.72
    52
    42. Birth Trauma
    1.28
    132
    4.92
    79
    43. Epilepsy
    1.23
    132
    8.73
    6
    44. Tuberculosis
    1.08
    132
    59.33
    24
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.01
    132
    3.70
    62
    46. Alcohol
    0.97
    127
    1.39
    105
    47. Drug Use
    0.93
    113
    1.61
    68
    48. Asthma
    0.89
    150
    13.61
    38
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.82
    9
    0.95
    5
    50. Malnutrition
    0.65
    119
    5.38
    56
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    3,758
    19.49
    40,729
    8.12
    2. Stroke
    1,546
    8.02
    32,958
    6.57
    3. Lung Disease
    1,059
    5.49
    15,479
    3.09
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    850
    4.41
    31,831
    6.35
    5. Stomach Cancer
    844
    4.38
    1,794
    0.36
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    719
    3.73
    11,632
    2.32
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    704
    3.65
    35,331
    7.04
    8. Kidney Disease
    619
    3.21
    9,527
    1.90
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    609
    3.16
    3,930
    0.78
    10. Other Injuries
    538
    2.79
    3,235
    0.65
    11. Prostate Cancer
    518
    2.69
    4,151
    0.83
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    517
    2.68
    4,435
    0.88
    13. Hypertension
    488
    2.53
    10,994
    2.19
    14. Violence
    440
    2.28
    14,288
    2.85
    15. Breast Cancer
    425
    2.20
    4,936
    0.98
    16. Suicide
    370
    1.92
    5,854
    1.17
    17. Lymphomas
    369
    1.91
    3,508
    0.70
    18. Liver Disease
    357
    1.85
    5,084
    1.01
    19. Lung Cancers
    352
    1.83
    7,881
    1.57
    20. Liver Cancer
    322
    1.67
    2,217
    0.44
    21. Other Neoplasms
    311
    1.61
    1,041
    0.21
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    294
    1.52
    4,379
    0.87
    23. Pancreas Cancer
    270
    1.40
    2,256
    0.45
    24. Leukemia
    268
    1.39
    1,555
    0.31
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    249
    1.29
    5,755
    1.15
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    195
    1.01
    5,210
    1.04
    27. Low Birth Weight
    183
    0.95
    5,119
    1.02
    28. HIV/AIDS
    179
    0.93
    138,157
    27.55
    29. Cervical Cancer
    178
    0.92
    5,054
    1.01
    30. Drownings
    129
    0.67
    1,775
    0.35
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    117
    0.61
    12,761
    2.54
    32. Skin Cancers
    110
    0.57
    1,659
    0.33
    33. Falls
    103
    0.53
    1,171
    0.23
    34. Oral Cancer
    100
    0.52
    1,569
    0.31
    35. Bladder Cancer
    98
    0.51
    825
    0.16
    36. Skin Disease
    98
    0.51
    1,970
    0.39
    37. Ovary Cancer
    90
    0.47
    1,332
    0.27
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    84
    0.44
    1,544
    0.31
    39. Oesophagus Cancer
    77
    0.40
    3,992
    0.80
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    75
    0.39
    583
    0.12
    41. Uterin Cancer
    69
    0.36
    531
    0.11
    42. Epilepsy
    62
    0.32
    3,982
    0.79
    43. Tuberculosis
    55
    0.29
    25,264
    5.04
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    52
    0.27
    1,438
    0.29
    45. Birth Trauma
    50
    0.26
    2,980
    0.59
    46. Alcohol
    50
    0.26
    593
    0.12
    47. Drug Use
    47
    0.24
    773
    0.15
    48. Asthma
    46
    0.24
    5,188
    1.03
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    43
    0.22
    351
    0.07
    50. Malnutrition
    33
    0.17
    2,889
    0.58
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    35.07
    21
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    4.69
    113
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    20.75
    51
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    10.45
    72
    5. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    8.06
    15
    6. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    20.75
    57
    7. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    20.99
    32
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
    5.60
    87
    9. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    3.76
    101
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    6.04
    51
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    5.65
    48
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    2.31
    82
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    4.48
    4
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    3.92
    69
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    2.27
    77
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
    10.53
    15
    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.