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Compare Iran and Costa Rica 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    48.5
    48.5
    48.5
    96
    105
    100
     
    60.5
    63.3
    61.9
    56
    54
    56
    1970
    54.2
    54.0
    54.1
    95
    111
    102
     
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
    1980
    58.3
    59.7
    58.9
    103
    117
    109
     
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
    1990
    63.7
    65.9
    64.8
    100
    114
    110
     
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
    2000
    69.4
    71.2
    70.3
    66
    102
    90
     
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    21
    2010
    72.7
    75.6
    74.1
    52
    88
    68
     
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
    2016
    74.6
    76.9
    75.7
    47
    88
    64
     
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    74.6
    76.9
    47
    88
     
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    Age 5
    75.8
    78.1
    44
    86
     
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    Age 10
    75.9
    78.2
    44
    86
     
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 15
    76.0
    78.2
    44
    86
     
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 20
    76.2
    78.4
    44
    86
     
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    Age 25
    76.5
    78.5
    43
    86
     
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    Age 30
    76.8
    78.6
    43
    88
     
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    Age 35
    77.1
    78.7
    44
    90
     
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    Age 40
    77.3
    78.9
    47
    92
     
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    Age 45
    77.6
    79.1
    48
    93
     
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    Age 50
    78.0
    79.3
    56
    97
     
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    Age 55
    78.6
    79.7
    59
    100
     
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    Age 60
    79.3
    80.2
    65
    103
     
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    Age 65
    80.2
    81.0
    75
    106
     
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    Age 70
    81.5
    82.2
    82
    114
     
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    Age 75
    83.4
    83.8
    92
    128
     
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    Age 80
    86.2
    86.6
    102
    117
     
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    Age 85
    89.5
    89.7
    99
    121
     
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    170.87
    35
     
    72.38
    155
    2. Stroke
    83.32
    91
     
    29.79
    164
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    35.41
    19
     
    9.96
    153
    4. Hypertension
    32.25
    17
     
    9.40
    117
    5. Road Traffic Accidents
    30.32
    38
     
    14.32
    109
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.67
    133
     
    13.81
    153
    7. Lung Disease
    18.84
    119
     
    20.42
    107
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    17.46
    126
     
    16.37
    131
    9. Stomach Cancer
    16.11
    14
     
    16.27
    13
    10. Kidney Disease
    13.28
    99
     
    11.98
    108
    11. Breast Cancer
    10.51
    152
     
    15.72
    105
    12. Prostate Cancer
    9.56
    137
     
    21.69
    59
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.32
    19
     
    1.48
    128
    14. Lung Cancers
    8.41
    106
     
    6.77
    124
    15. Asthma
    8.11
    74
     
    0.89
    150
    16. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.80
    93
     
    11.73
    60
    17. Liver Disease
    6.99
    147
     
    6.88
    148
    18. Low Birth Weight
    6.09
    102
     
    4.65
    121
    19. Lymphomas
    5.78
    73
     
    7.15
    33
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    5.55
    134
     
    7.31
    113
    21. Leukemia
    5.17
    24
     
    5.33
    18
    22. Bladder Cancer
    4.66
    16
     
    1.89
    93
    23. HIV/AIDS
    4.62
    91
     
    3.52
    97
    24. Other Injuries
    4.40
    157
     
    10.46
    68
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.37
    125
     
    4.84
    112
    26. Violence
    4.07
    108
     
    8.82
    63
    27. Ovary Cancer
    3.75
    116
     
    3.35
    132
    28. Suicide
    3.61
    164
     
    7.34
    124
    29. Birth Trauma
    3.35
    84
     
    1.28
    132
    30. Falls
    3.27
    131
     
    2.01
    170
    31. Fires
    3.01
    69
     
    0.36
    166
    32. Drug Use
    2.78
    35
     
    0.93
    113
    33. Liver Cancer
    2.75
    166
     
    6.20
    73
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.69
    98
     
    1.62
    133
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    2.44
    152
     
    3.85
    120
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.21
    112
     
    2.30
    110
    37. Tuberculosis
    2.13
    111
     
    1.08
    132
    38. Pancreas Cancer
    2.08
    124
     
    5.19
    66
    39. War
    1.65
    16
     
    0.00
    75
    40. Poisonings
    1.55
    58
     
    0.38
    137
    41. Oral Cancer
    1.40
    157
     
    1.94
    132
    42. Cervical Cancer
    1.27
    174
     
    6.62
    106
    43. Other Neoplasms
    1.23
    148
     
    6.04
    11
    44. Meningitis
    1.23
    91
     
    0.50
    132
    45. Drownings
    1.01
    153
     
    2.60
    109
    46. Hepatitis B
    0.80
    64
     
    0.16
    148
    47. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    143
     
    2.13
    56
    48. Uterin Cancer
    0.74
    170
     
    2.58
    71
    49. Epilepsy
    0.64
    173
     
    1.23
    132
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    0.60
    145
     
    1.44
    63
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Iran IRAN   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    89,116
    27.47
     
    3,758
    19.49
    2. Stroke
    42,356
    13.06
     
    1,546
    8.02
    3. Road Traffic Accidents
    22,143
    6.83
     
    719
    3.73
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17,175
    5.29
     
    517
    2.68
    5. Hypertension
    16,415
    5.06
     
    488
    2.53
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,173
    3.44
     
    704
    3.65
    7. Lung Disease
    9,709
    2.99
     
    1,059
    5.49
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    9,270
    2.86
     
    850
    4.41
    9. Stomach Cancer
    8,850
    2.73
     
    844
    4.38
    10. Kidney Disease
    7,067
    2.18
     
    619
    3.21
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    5,303
    1.63
     
    77
    0.40
    12. Lung Cancers
    4,816
    1.48
     
    352
    1.83
    13. Low Birth Weight
    4,712
    1.45
     
    183
    0.95
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,691
    1.45
     
    609
    3.16
    15. Congenital Anomalies
    4,237
    1.31
     
    294
    1.52
    16. Asthma
    4,229
    1.30
     
    46
    0.24
    17. Liver Disease
    3,903
    1.20
     
    357
    1.85
    18. HIV/AIDS
    3,893
    1.20
     
    179
    0.93
    19. Breast Cancer
    3,545
    1.09
     
    425
    2.20
    20. Lymphomas
    3,498
    1.08
     
    369
    1.91
    21. Violence
    3,259
    1.00
     
    440
    2.28
    22. Leukemia
    3,240
    1.00
     
    268
    1.39
    23. Other Injuries
    3,046
    0.94
     
    538
    2.79
    24. Suicide
    2,836
    0.87
     
    370
    1.92
    25. Birth Trauma
    2,588
    0.80
     
    50
    0.26
    26. Prostate Cancer
    2,483
    0.77
     
    518
    2.69
    27. Bladder Cancer
    2,475
    0.76
     
    98
    0.51
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    2,391
    0.74
     
    249
    1.29
    29. Drug Use
    2,122
    0.65
     
    47
    0.24
    30. Fires
    2,068
    0.64
     
    18
    0.09
    31. Falls
    1,954
    0.60
     
    103
    0.53
    32. Liver Cancer
    1,563
    0.48
     
    322
    1.67
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,452
    0.45
     
    117
    0.61
    34. Endocrine Disorders
    1,445
    0.45
     
    195
    1.01
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,426
    0.44
     
    84
    0.44
    36. War
    1,388
    0.43
     
    0
    0.00
    37. Tuberculosis
    1,323
    0.41
     
    55
    0.29
    38. Pancreas Cancer
    1,194
    0.37
     
    270
    1.40
    39. Ovary Cancer
    1,179
    0.36
     
    90
    0.47
    40. Poisonings
    1,128
    0.35
     
    19
    0.10
    41. Oral Cancer
    855
    0.26
     
    100
    0.52
    42. Drownings
    774
    0.24
     
    129
    0.67
    43. Meningitis
    771
    0.24
     
    24
    0.12
    44. Other Neoplasms
    768
    0.24
     
    311
    1.61
    45. Hepatitis B
    478
    0.15
     
    8
    0.04
    46. Epilepsy
    448
    0.14
     
    62
    0.32
    47. Skin Cancers
    405
    0.12
     
    110
    0.57
    48. Cervical Cancer
    390
    0.12
     
    178
    0.92
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    314
    0.10
     
    52
    0.27
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    297
    0.09
     
    75
    0.39
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stomach Cancer
    16.11
    14
     
    16.27
    13
    2. Breast Cancer
    10.51
    152
     
    15.72
    105
    3. Prostate Cancer
    9.56
    137
     
    21.69
    59
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.32
    19
     
    1.48
    128
    5. Lung Cancers
    8.41
    106
     
    6.77
    124
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.80
    93
     
    11.73
    60
    7. Lymphomas
    5.78
    73
     
    7.15
    33
    8. Leukemia
    5.17
    24
     
    5.33
    18
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.66
    16
     
    1.89
    93
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.75
    116
     
    3.35
    132
    11. Liver Cancer
    2.75
    166
     
    6.20
    73
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    2.08
    124
     
    5.19
    66
    13. Oral Cancer
    1.40
    157
     
    1.94
    132
    14. Cervical Cancer
    1.27
    174
     
    6.62
    106
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    143
     
    2.13
    56
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.74
    170
     
    2.58
    71
     
     
     
    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.