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07-08-2010 05:07 PM

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Which Canadians live the longest?
The average Canadian will live to be about 81 years old—but which province boasts the longest lifespan? Read on to find out which Canadians live the longest

According to the latest research from Statistics Canada, the average Canadian will live to be about 81 years old (men 78, women 83). And once you reach 65, life expectancy is about 85 (men 83, women 86). Here are the stats across the country.

Province——————Women (At birth)———Women (At age 65)——- Men (At birth)———Men (At age 65)

British Columbia 84 87 79 84

Alberta 83 87 78 83

Saskatchewan 82 86 77 83

Manitoba 82 86 77 83

Ontario 83 86 79 83

Quebec 83 86 78 83

New Brunswick 83 86 77 83

Nova Scotia 82 86 77 82

Prince Edward Island 83 86 78 83

and Labrador 81 85 76 81

Yukon, Northwest
Territories and Nunavut 79 84

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 06:21 PM

I’m probably one of the very few actuaries (retired) that is on this board. As you can see there is not much variation by province with the exception of the territories.

The more interesting question is “why?” In statistics like this, life style is seldom a significant factor. The most significant factor is genetics and in this type of analysis that translates into ethnicity. To be overly simplistic, Asians have better mortality, people of European decent are about average and blacks and native americans have poorer mortality. I would expect to see a higher percentage of Asian people in British Columbia.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 08:05 PM

I just had bypass surgery, the doctor said I am now good as new, so I should break New Brunswick’s records and live to 140. I wish. Interesting post GMman, tks.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 09:05 PM

I just want to live long enough to get some good use out of my new bandsaw! I do believe life’s quality is more important than quantity, but of course we don’t want to leave our soul mates to go it alone.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 12:47 AM

I would have taken much better care of myself if I knew I was going to live that long…

Thanks for the stats!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 09:22 AM

My great Grandpa died in 1927 at the age of 98 when the average life expectancy was 49; therefore, do I have to save enought money to last until I’m 150 now that the average is up to 75?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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