BC Residents Live Longer

The lastest annual report from BC Vital Statistics says life expectancy climbed to 82 years and is the highest for any province in Canada.  This is important in icbc and other personal injury cases as many heads of damages such as future cost of care and loss of earning capacity often have to factor in the potential life expectancy of an individual.  We will usually obtain expert evidence about this statistic.

The report also states that Cancer is the top cause of death in BC and deaths due to HIV fell.

Total number of deaths rose to just under 32,000 while the population grew by just over 12,000 people.

Most popular baby names? Liam, Ethan, Mason, Lucas, and Benjamin for boys and Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, and Chloe for girls.

The full report can be read at http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/stats/annual/

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