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  • From 2005 to 2015, the share of health expenditure spent on Canadians age 65 and older rose slightly from 44.3% to 46.0%. At the same time, the percentage of seniors in the population grew from 13.1% to 16.1%.
  • By comparison, over the same time period, the share spent on Canadians age 1 to 64 dropped slightly from 52.9% to 51.1%, and this age group’s share of the population dropped from 85.9% to 82.8%.
  • Finally, the share spent on Canadian infants younger than age 1 stayed almost the same: 2.8% in 2005 and 2.9% in 2015. The percentage of infants in the population stayed at 1.1%.