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Canada’s ordinary octogenarians

Average Canadian baby will live 81 years


 

The average baby born in Canada this year will celebrate a whopping 81 birthdays, according to a Statistics Canada report on life expectancy released Tuesday. That’s up from a paltry 78.4 birthdays in 1997. StatsCan says that most of the increase in national life expectancy from birth came from recent advances in the life expectancy of seniors. A 65-year-old man alive today, for instance, can expect to live an average of 18.1 more years. Within Canada, it’s British Colombians who live longest (to 81.2 years); the lowest life expectancy (75.8 years) is found in the three territories.

CBC News


 
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