Health Reports: Life expectancy differs byeducation and income levels

Statistics Canada
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A new study released today in Health Reports uses the 1996 and 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts to examine life expectancy and health expectancy of the Canadian population aged 25 or older. Results show that in both cohorts, people with higher levels of education or higher income live longer and are expected to spend a greater portion of those years in good health, compared with those with less education or a lower income.