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Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a person can expect to live.

First Nation Yukoners live shorter lives than non-First Nation Yukoners.   The difference is about 7.1 years.   The gap is larger for men than for women.

We have made some progress in closing the gap in life expectancy between First Nation and non-First Nation Yukoners, but we still have a way to go.

From 1994 to 2006, the gap shrunk by about 2 years. If we continue to do what we have been doing, it will take at least 40 years to close the gap. We can do better than this if we work together and build on the strengths of First Nations people in Yukon.

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