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Costa Rica Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 4.54 5.044 5.41
Global Rank 119th 124th 124th
Global Population Share 0.065% 0.064% 0.063%
Global Population Density 90.05 101.89 111.83
Global Population Density Rank 58th 60th 62nd
Average Life Expectancy 78.75 80.61 82.47
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 35th 38th 37th
Fertility Rate 1.92 1.72 1.66
Fertility Rate Global Rank 139th 154th 167th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Costa Rica Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 4 0.67%
Congenital birth defects 3 0.5%
Lower respiratory infections 3 0.5%
Cancers 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 11 1.83%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Road accidents 263 43.76%
Drowning 9 1.5%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Digestive diseases 2 0.33%
Homicide 7 1.16%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.33%

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Highlights of Costa Rica BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Costa Rica gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 87.87%87.87%
    • Fat : 41.26%41.26%
    • Animal protein : 8.31%8.31%
    • Plant protein : 6.91%6.91%
  • 44.35% increase in caloric supply : Currently Costa Rica gets 2848/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1973/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Costa Rica
  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Costa Rica
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Costa Rica average intake is 136.03 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Pineapples and Plantains are three major Fruit Types Intake in Costa Rica
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Costa Rica average Fruit intake is 365.45grams
  • In Costa Rica, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 61.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Costa Rica is in the range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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