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Table 4 Comparisons of distribution of mean life expectancy at birth (with 95% confidence interval) by urban and rural – HRM only, rest of Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia overall

From: What type of rural? Assessing the variations in life expectancy at birth at small area-level for a small population province using classes of locally defined settlement types

HRM only  
  Urban (n = 28) Rural (n = 13)
Females 82.16 81.45
(81.76, 82.56) (79.93, 82.67)
Males 77.16 76.46
(76.34, 77.98) (75.49, 77.43)
Rest of Nova Scotia  
  Urban (n = 15) Rural (n = 124)
Females 81.52 80.92
(80.96, 82.08) (80.47, 81.37)
Males 75.40 75.55
(74.29, 76.51) (75.05, 76.05)
Nova Scotia overall  
  Urban (n = 43) Rural (n = 137)
Females 81.94 80.97
(81.61, 82.26) (80.54, 81.40)
Males 76.55 75.64
(75.86, 77.23) (75.17, 76.10)
  1. Data source: Nova Scotia Vital Statistics (2003–2007).