Did you know that life expectancy in Canada can vary depending on income?

Throughout much of the world, the number of years lived and the number of years lived in good health have increased.

Health Reports from Statistics Canada (using data from 1996 – 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment) indicate that the gains in health and life longevity have not been shared equally. Disparities are noted by both education and income level. In fact, women and men in higher income brackets can expect to live five to eight years longer than those with lower incomes.

According to the reports, the gap in life expectancy by education level widened for both men and women and the gap in health expectancy by education level widened for men.

Read the Statistics Canada Health Reports.

 

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