lifeexpectancy.ca is the work of Dr. Tom Elliott, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Medical Director of bcdiabetes.ca. Dr. Elliott's expertise in life expectancy is grounded in his 20+ years as consultant to the Canadian life insurance industry: over the same period he has provided 500+ life expectancy opinions to plaintiff and defence counsel and testified as an expert witness in life expectancy and other medical-legal matters on more than 40 occasions. His opinions have addressed life expectancy in a broad range of medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease & stroke, hepatitis, lung disease, substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol & street drugs), cancer, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Below is a simplified life expectancy calculator into which a number of life risks can be entered, and the additive effects of multiple life risks noted. The source for mortality data is Statistics Canada 2014-2016. Note, of the Canadian Provinces & Territories, in descending order of life expectancy British Columbia, Ontario & Quebec have higher life expectancies than Canada-as-a-whole while Alberta, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, & Nunavut have lower life expectancies than Canada-as-a-whole.


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