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Table A
Remaining life expectancy at age 25 and percent expected to survive to age 75, by highest level of educational attainment and sex, Canada, 1991-2001

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Educational attainment in 1991 Men Women
Years 95% confidence interval Years 95% confidence interval
from to from to
Remaining life expectancy at age 25
Less than secondary graduation (lowest) 50.8 50.7 50.9 57.8 57.7 57.8
Secondary graduation 53.2 53.1 53.2 59.6 59.4 59.7
Postsecondary diploma 55.1 54.8 55.3 60.7 60.5 60.8
University degree (highest) 56.4 56.2 56.6 61.5 61.3 61.8
Difference: highest minus lowest 5.6 5.4 5.8 3.8 3.5 4.0
Percent expected to survive to age 75 % from to % from to
Less than secondary graduation (lowest) 58.6 58.3 59.0 75.8 75.5 76.1
Secondary graduation 65.6 65.3 66.0 80.5 80.2 80.9
Postsecondary diploma 71.0 70.2 71.7 83.0 82.5 83.4
University degree (highest) 76.1 75.5 76.7 85.4 84.7 86.0
Difference: highest minus lowest 17.4 16.8 18.1 9.6 8.9 10.3
Source: 1991-2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study.