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BC gets top marks for health performance

The Conference Board of Canada has given BC top marks for health performance.

BC ranks first in Canada and places third behind Switzerland and Sweden internationally.

The province got A’s in 4 of 11 indicators, and has one of the world’s highest life expectancy’s at 82.2 years.

Six health indicators got a B grade, while the province’s lowest grade is a C in diabetes mortality. This despite having Canada’s lowest prevalence of diabetes and obesity.

BC’s high health marks can be attributed to low smoking, drinking, and obesity rates, as well as a physically active population.

The top three provinces are BC, Ontario and Quebec. Scoring lowest are Yukon, NWT, then Nunavut.

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