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Insurance and other socioeconomic determinants of elderly longevity in a Costa Rican panel
(Journal Biosocial science 37 705-720, 2005-11)
Official figures show that life expectancy in Costa Rica is longer than in the United States (US), in spite of the fact that per capita health expenditure is only one-tenth that of the US. To check whether this is for ...
The exceptionally high life expectancy of Costa Rican nonagenarians
(Demography 45(3): 673–691, 2008-08)
Robust data from a voter registry show that Costa Rican nonagenarians have an exceptionally high live expectancy. Mortality at age 90 in Costa Rica is at least 14% lower than an average of 13 high-income countries. This ...
Premarital sex in Costa Rica: incidence, trends and determinants
A hazards model using retrospective data from a national sample of Costa Rican women aged 15-24 interviewed in 1986 indicates that every year approximately 10 'tercent of women aged 17-19—the peak ages for the initiation ...
Prevalencia de enfermedades de transmisión sexual en las mujeres de Costa Rica
Pocos estudios han descrito Ia epidemiología de las infecciones por enfermedades de transmisión sexual (ETS) basándose en muestras serológicas representativas de Ia población en general y no solo en grupos selectos de ...
Diabetes epidemics: inequalities increase the burden on the healthcare system
Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and represents a source of demands on already constrained healthcare systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. We estimate inequalities in diabetes incidence, prevalence ...