Canada at a Glance 2017
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Table 5
Life expectancy
Table summary
This table displays the results of Life expectancy 1941, 1960 to 1962, 1985 to 1987 and 2010 to 2012, calculated using years units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  1941 1960 to 1962 1985 to 1987 2010 to 2012
years
Females  
At birth 66.3 74.2 79.7 83.6
At age 65 14.1 16.1 19.1 21.7
Males  
At birth 63.0 68.4 73.0 79.4
At age 65 12.8 13.5 14.9 18.7

Chart 5 Hearing loss among Canadians, by age group, 2015

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Chart 05
Hearing loss among Canadians, by age group, 2015
Table summary
This table displays the results of Hearing loss among Canadians Low-frequency hearing loss, Speech-frequency hearing loss and High-frequency hearing loss, calculated using % of Canadians units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Low-frequency hearing loss Speech-frequency hearing loss High-frequency hearing loss
% of Canadians
6 to 11 years 10.3 9.5 15
12 to 19 years 8.9 7.7 16.2
20 to 39 years 14.1 12.6 29.4
40 to 59 years 33.9 43.9 69.3
60 to 79 years 66.1 76.7 94.4
Table 6
Selected health indicators, 2014
Table summary
This table displays the results of Selected health indicators Both sexes , Males and Females, calculated using % of population units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Both sexes Males Females
% of population
Arthritis (15 and older) 16.5 13.1 19.9
Diabetes 6.7 7.5 5.8
Asthma 8.1 7.0 9.2
High blood pressure 17.7 18.5 17.0
Current smoker, daily or occasional 18.1 21.4 14.8
BMI self-reported (18 and older), overweight 33.8 40.0 27.5
BMI self-reported (18 and older), obese 20.2 21.8 18.7
Influenza immunization, in past year 32.5 28.8 36.1
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent 71.1 72.1 70.1
Perceived mental health, fair or poor 6.3 5.6 7.0
Life satisfaction, satisfied or very satisfied 92.2 92.4 92.1
Pain or discomfort that prevents activities 14.9 12.7 17.1
Has a regular medical doctor 85.1 81.6 88.5

Chart 6 Average age of Canadian mothers at time of giving birth, by mother’s province of residence

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Chart 06
Average age of Canadian mothers at time of giving birth, by mother’s province of residence
Table summary
This table displays the results of Average age of Canadian mothers at time of giving birth 1993 and 2013, calculated using mean age units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  1993 2013
mean age
Canada 28 29.9
N.L. 26.4 28.9
P.E.I. 27.3 29.1
N.S. 27.2 29
N.B. 26.6 28.4
Que. 28 29.9
Ont. 28.5 30.5
Man. 27.1 28.5
Sask. 26.6 28.1
Alta. 27.6 29.5
B.C. 28.3 30.7
Table 7
Mortality rates, by selected causes, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of Mortality rates Both sexes, Males and Females (appearing as column headers).
  Both sexes Males Females
rate per 100,000 population
All causes of death 490.0 597.6 404.6
Sepsis 5.0 5.6 4.6
Viral hepatitis 1.1 1.5 0.7
Human immunodeficiency virus 0.7 1.0 0.4
Malignant neoplasms 154.1 183.8 132.8
Diabetes mellitus 13.9 17.5 10.9
Alzheimer’s disease 10.7 9.1 11.5
Heart diseases 91.6 122.0 67.4
Cerebrovascular diseases 24.3 26.6 22.3
Influenza and pneumonia 10.1 12.5 8.6
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 21.6 27.2 18.1
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 6.2 8.5 4.1
Renal failure 5.9 7.5 4.8
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 4.1 4.3 3.9
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 3.1 3.1 3.1
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 25.3 34.0 17.3
Suicide 10.4 16.0 5.1
Homicide 1.5 2.2 0.7
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