Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2019

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From 2007 to 2017, the share of health expenditure spent on Canadians age 65 and older dropped slightly from 44.4% to 44.2%. At the same time, the percentage of seniors in the population grew from 13.4% to 16.8%.

By comparison, over the same time period, the share spent on Canadians age 1 to 64 grew from 52.7% to 52.9%, and this age group’s share of the population dropped from 85.5% to 82.2%.

Finally, the share spent on Canadian infants younger than age 1 stayed the same: 2.9% for both  2007 and 2017. The percentage of infants in the population stayed almost the same: 1.1% in 2007 and 1.0% in 2017.