Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2018

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  • From 2006 to 2016, the share of health expenditure spent on Canadians age 65 and older rose slightly from 44.6% to 44.8%. At the same time, the percentage of seniors in the population grew from 13.2% to 16.5%. 
  • By comparison, over the same time period, the share spent on Canadians age 1 to 64 dropped slightly from 52.5% to 52.2%, and this age group’s share of the population dropped from 85.7% to 82.4%.
  • Finally, the share spent on Canadian infants younger than age 1 stayed almost the same: 2.9% in 2006 and 3.1% in 2016. The percentage of infants in the population stayed at 1.1%.