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Canadian life expectancy varies greatly depending on ethnic origin

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:326
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Calgary

People living in northern and remote regions of Canada, many of whom are aboriginal (people who are First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), have life expectancies closer to people living in developing countries than with other Canadians, according to Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Canada has one of the longest life expectancies in the world, but health status and life expectancy vary widely within the country. According to the World Health Organization, …

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