Socioeconomic disparities in life and health expectancy among the household population in Canada

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202000100001


This study uses the 1996 and 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs), with a five-year mortality follow-up, to estimate the life expectancy (LE) of the household population. It also incorporates information from two national health surveys to estimate health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE). The objectives of this study are to examine LE, HALE and disparities in LE and HALE in the 1996 and 2011 cohorts at ages 25 and 65 for men and women, according to highest level of educational attainment and household income quintile; to examine these disparities according to the combination of education and income in the 2011 cohort; and to examine how education- and income-related disparities in LE and HALE changed over time.

Issue Number: 2020001
Author(s): Bushnik, Tracey; Tjepkema, Michael; Martel, Laurent

Main Product: Health Reports

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