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Statistics on health, life expectancy, diseases and pregnancy in Costa Rica.

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Life Expectancy at Birth:

  • Total Population: 77.72 years
  • Male: 75.1 years
  • Female: 80.46 years (2011 est.)

Major Infectious Diseases:

  • food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
  • vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2009)
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.3% (2009 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate:

  • total: 9.45 deaths/1,000 live births
  • male: 10.3 deaths/1,000 live births
  • female: 8.56 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

Fertility Rates

 Children born per womanYear
Fertility Rate 1.93 2011 (est.)
Fertility Rate 1.97 2006
Fertility Rate 1.97 2005
Fertility Rate 2.02 2004

Source: CIA World Factbook

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