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  • Top Charts International – COVID-19 compared to other leading causes of death

    AUTHORED BY ERIK PICKETT, November 2020

    Question: How do the numbers of COVID-19 deaths compare to other leading causes of death in the UK, US and Canada?
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  • Top Charts Canada: The Bee-swarm chart – illustrating diversity

    AUTHORED BY SAEED AHMADI, October 2020

    Question: How diverse can the longevity profile of pension plans in Canada really be?
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    20201001

  • Top Charts Canada – Life expectancy doesn’t tell the whole story

    AUTHORED BY ERIK PICKETT, August 2020

    Question: How likely is a 65 year old to die at the exact age of their life expectancy?
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  • Top Charts Canada – Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian mortality

    AUTHORED BY RICHARD BROWN, June 2020

    Question: So far in 2020, has COVID-19 increased the overall level of mortality in Canada?
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    20200303

  • Top Charts Canada – Canadian health inequality

    AUTHORED BY RICHARD BROWN, March 2020

    Question: Is the length of time someone is expected to live in good health different for different socio-economic groups?
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    20200303

  • Top Charts: How harsh are the winters in Canada, the UK and the US?

    AUTHORED BY RICHARD BROWN, ERIK PICKETT, DANIEL REDDY, December 17, 2019

    Question:
    Do more people die in the winter than the summer?
    Answer:
    For Canada, the UK and the US, the short answer is yes. How many more depends on the location. The bar chart shows the ratio of winter deaths to summer deaths in the UK, Canada and the US. Surprisingly, the UK sees the largest ratio of winter deaths to summer deaths over the period we have measured, despite having the least variation in temperatures.  Read more ...

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