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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 ...
Generational Transfers and Population Aging in Latin America
(Population and Development review 37 (Supplement): 143–157 (2011) 143, 2011)
Population aging, a direct consequence of the demographic transition, is often portrayed in negative, even dire terms. This chapter examines some of the probable effects of population aging in Latin America within the ...
Actividad sexual prematrimonial en Costa Rica: incidencia, tendencias y determinantes
Premarital Sex in Costa Rica: Incidence, Trends and Determinants
Según un modelo de riesgo en que se utilizaron datos retrospectivos de una muestra nacional de mujeres costarricenses de entre 15 y 24 años entrevistadas en 1986, cada año aproximadamente el 10 por ciento de las mujeres ...
Do biological measures mediate the relationship between education and health: A comparative study
(Social Science & Medicine 72 (2011) 307-315, 2011)
Despite a myriad of studies examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and health outcomes, few have assessed the extent to which biological markers of chronic disease account for social disparities in health. ...
Stressors Over the Life Course and Neuroendocrine System Dysregulation in Costa Rica
(Journal of Aging and Health XX(X) 1–24, 2010-05-28)
Objectives: A key aspect of the increasingly popular allostatic load (AL) framework is that stressors experienced over the entire life course result in physiological dysregulation. Although core to AL theory, this idea has ...
Factors associated with hypertension prevalence, unawareness and treatment among Costa Rican elderly
(BMC Public Health 8(275):1-11, 2008-08-05)
Background: Reliable information on the prevalence of hypertension is crucial in the development of health policies for prevention, control, and early diagnosis of this condition. This study describes the prevalence of ...
Differentials by Socioeconomic Status and Institutional Characteristics in Preventive Service Utilization by Older Persons in Costa Rica
(Journal of Aging and Health August 2009 vol. 21 no. 5 730-758, 2009-08)
Objective: The goals of this article are to assess the level of preventive service utilization by older persons in Costa Rica and to determine whether there are differentials in utilization across socioeconomic status ...
Los dividendos demográficos y la economía del ciclo vital en Costa Rica
Demographic dividends and vital cycle economics in Costa Rica
(Papeles de Población, 14,( 55), enero-marzo pp. 9-34,, 2008-01)
There are two identified dividends or demographic bonuses derived from the Costa Rica’s change of population’s age structure and vital cycle’s profile. The first dividend comes from the saving and actives’ accumulation ...
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 ...
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 ...