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Table C
Remaining health-adjusted life expectancy at age 25, by highest level of educational attainment and sex, Canada, 1991-2001

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Educational attainment Men Women
Years 95% confidence interval Years 95% confidence interval
from to from to
Less than secondary graduation (lowest) 41.6 41.3 41.8 45.7 45.4 46.0
Secondary graduation 45.6 45.4 45.8 49.9 49.7 50.2
Postsecondary diploma 48.7 48.4 49.0 51.8 51.5 52.1
University degree (highest) 50.7 50.4 51.0 53.1 52.6 53.6
Difference: highest minus lowest 9.1 8.7 9.5 7.4 6.9 8.0
Source: 1991-2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study; 2000/2001 Canadian Community Health Survey (cycle 1.1).