At a glance: Costa Rica

Statistics

Basic Indicators | Nutrition | Health | HIV/AIDS | Education | Demographic Indicators | Economic Indicators | Women | Child Protection | The Rate Of Progress | Adolescents | Disparities By Residence | Disparities By Household Wealth | Early Childhood Development

Basic Indicators

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Under-5 mortality rank

136

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 1990

17

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 2012

10

U5MR by sex 2012, male

11

U5MR by sex 2012, female

9

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990

14

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2012

9

Neonatal mortality rate 2012

7

Total population (thousands) 2012

4805.3

Annual no. of births (thousands) 2012

73.6

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands) 2012

1

GNI per capita (US$) 2012

8740

Life expectancy at birth (years) 2012

79.7

Total adult literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*

96.3

Primary school net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2011*

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Nutrition

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Low birthweight (%) 2008-2012*

7.2

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%), 2008-2012*

Exclusive breastfeeding <6 months (%), 2008-2012*

18.7

Introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods 6-8 months (%), 2008-2012*

91.6

Breastfeeding at age 2 (%), 2008-2012*

40

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

1.1

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, severe

Stunting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

5.6

Wasting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

1

Overweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

8.1

Vitamin A supplementation full coverage (%) 2012

Iodized salt consumption (%) 2008-2012*

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Health

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Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, total

96.4

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, urban

99.6

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, rural

90.7

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, total

93.7

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, urban

94.8

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, rural

91.6

Routine EPI vaccines financed by government (%) 2012

100

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, BCG

78

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT1

92

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT3

91

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, polio3

90

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, MCV

90

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, HepB3

91

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Hib3

90

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Newborns protected against tetanus

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Care seeking for suspected pneumonia

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Antibiotic treatment for suspected pneumonia

Diarrhoea (%) 2008-2012*, Treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS)

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Antimalarial treatment among febrile children

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Children sleeping under ITNs

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Households with at least one ITN

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HIV/AIDS

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Adult HIV prevalence (%) 2012

0.3

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, estimate

9.8

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, low

8.8

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, high

11

Women living with HIV (thousands) 2012

4

Children living with HIV (thousands) 2012

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, total

0.2

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, male

0.1

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, female

0.2

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, male

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, female

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, male

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, female

Orphans, Children orphaned by AIDS (thousands) 2012

Orphans, Children orphaned due to all causes (thousands) 2012

Orphans, Orphan school attendance ratio (%), 2008-2012*

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Education

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Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, male

97.9

Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, female

98.7

Number per 100 population 2012, mobile phones

128.3

Number per 100 population 2012, Internet users

47.5

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, male

72.5

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, female

73.2

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

107.9

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

106.8

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

96.1

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

96

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, admin. data

91

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, survey data

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

59.2

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

65.2

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Demographic Indicators

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Population (thousands) 2012, total

4805.3

Population (thousands) 2012, under 18

1402.6

Population (thousands) 2012, under 5

360.6

Population annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

2

Population annual growth rate (%), 2012-2030

1

Crude death rate, 1970

7.4

Crude death rate, 1990

4.2

Crude death rate, 2012

4.2

Crude birth rate, 1970

32.8

Crude birth rate, 1990

27

Crude birth rate, 2012

15.3

Life expectancy, 1970

66.8

Life expectancy, 1990

75.7

Life expectancy, 2012

79.7

Total fertility rate, 2012

1.8

Urbanized population (%), 2012

65.1

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 1990-2012

3.2

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 2012-2030

1.6

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Economic Indicators

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GNI per capita 2012, US$

8740

GNI per capita 2012, PPP US$

12590

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

0.7

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

2.7

Average annual rate of inflation (%) 1990-2012

11.6

Population below international poverty line of US$1.25 per day (%) 2007-2011*

3.1

Public spending as a % of GDP (2007-2011*) allocated to: health

6.3

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: education

5

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: military

ODA inflow in millions US$ 2010

38.4

ODA inflow as a % of recipient GNI 2010

0.1

Debt service as a % of exports of goods and services 2010

12.1

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), poorest 40%

12

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), richest 20%

56

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Women

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Life expectancy: females as a % of males 2012

105.8

Adult literacy rate: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

100.5

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Primary GER

99

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Secondary GER

105.5

Survival rate to the last grade of primary: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

103.2

Contraceptive prevalence (%) 2008-2012*

82.1

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least one visit

89.9

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least four visits

85.8

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Skilled attendant at birth

99.1

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Institutional delivery

99

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, C-section

21

Maternal mortality ratio , 2008-2012*, Reported

23.1

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Adjusted

40

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in:)

1300

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Child Protection

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Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , total

4.7

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , male

6

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , female

3.4

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 15

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 18

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, total

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, women a

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, daughtersb

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, attitudes, support for the practicec

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, male

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, female

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, total

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, male

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, female

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The Rate Of Progress

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Under-5 mortality rank

136

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1970

76

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1990

17

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2000

13

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2012

10

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1970-1990

7.5

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2000

2.5

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 2000-2012

2.3

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2012

2.4

Reduction since 1990 (%)

41

Reduction since 2000 (%)

24

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

0.7

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

2.7

Total fertility rate, 1970

5

Total fertility rate, 1990

3.2

Total fertility rate, 2012

1.8

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1970-1990

2.3

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1990-2012

2.6

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Adolescents

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Population aged 10-19, Thousands 2012

830.3

Population aged 10-19, Proportion of total population (%) 2012

17.3

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , male

3.3

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , female

10.6

Births by age 18 (%) 2008-2012*

8.9

Adolescent birth rate 2006-2010*

67.3

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

Lower secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

119.2

Upper secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

75.6

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, male

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, female

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Disparities By Residence

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, urban

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, rural

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, urban

99.9

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, rural

98.9

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, urban

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, rural

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of rural to urban

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, urban

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, rural

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, urban

96.1

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, rural

95.9

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, urban

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, rural

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, urban

94.8

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, rural

91.6

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, ratio of urban to rural

1

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Disparities By Household Wealth

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, richest 20%

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of poorest to richest

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

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Early Childhood Development

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Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, total

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, male

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, female

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, total

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, male

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, female

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

Father's support for learning ++ 2005-2012*

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , total

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , poorest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , richest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, total

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, poorest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, richest 20%

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, total

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, male

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, female

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

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