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“Our mission is to help the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.”
- Health Canada

Life Expectancy
Year 1950
Canada - 8th (M=66.4 / F=70.9)
United States - 7th (M=66.0 / F=71.9)
(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1992; 55(Suppl):1196S)

Year 1990
Canada - 9th (M=74.0 / F=80.7)
United States - 17th (M=72.1 / F=79.0)
(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1992; 55(Suppl):1196S)

Year 2008
Canada - 14th (M=80.34 / F=83.81)
United States - 45th (M=78.0 / F=81.13)

Male numbers: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0934746.html
Female numbers: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_lif_exp_at_bir_fem-health-life-expectancy-birth-female&date=2008
*2008 Overall ranking based on Male life expectancy, female numbers changed outcomes – some up, some down.