Some statistics on living and becoming ill.
Canadians are living longer.
source: Annuity 2000 Mortality Table, Society of Actuaries.
Interesting Health Statistics
- 60% of the 50,000 strokes that strike annually are suffered by women according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
- Strokes affect women later than men: age 70 versus age 65.
- Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of Canadians.
- The Canadian Cancer Society estimates there will be 153,100 new cases of cancer diagnosed this year and 70,400 deaths.
- More men than women will be diagnosed and die from cancer in 2006.
- 38% of women and 44% of men will develop cancer during their lifetime.
- The Alzheimer Society reports that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from Alzheimer’s.
- The Arthritis Society reports that two-thirds of arthritis sufferers are women.
- The Canadian Diabetes Society expects that the number of Canadians suffering from diabetes to rise from 2 million to 3 million by 2010.
- More women than men are transferred to a chronic care facility after suffering a serious stroke.
Source: Kim Stanley, ADVOCIS FORUM December 2006.
Source: Empire Life, 2005.