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  • Across the OECD, average life expectancy at birth was 79.5 years in 2009—76.7 years for men and 82.2 years for women—a gain of more than 11 years since 1960.
  • In Canada, average life expectancy at birth was 80.7 years in 2009—78.3 years for men and 83.0 years for women.

Chart 17.4 Life expectancy at birth, by country, 2008
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