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social security program, average life expectancy, western hemisphere, Costa Rica, urban areas

The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 76 years, the highest in the western hemisphere. A national health plan was established in the 1970s. Health services are concentrated in urban areas. A social security program has been in operation since 1942, with participation compulsory for all employees under 65 years of age.



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