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In 55% of OECD regions life expectancy at birth is 80 years. The difference in life expectancy among OECD countries is 8 years (between Spain or Japan and Mexico). Within countries, it is 11 years between British Columbia and Nunavut in Canada, and 6 years between the Capital Territory and the Northern Territory in Australia, or Hawaii and Mississippi in the United States.

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In most OECD regions, at least 80% of people report having someone to rely on in case of need. The exceptions are Korea where the values range between 73% to 79%, and Mexico, Chile, Turkey and Greece where regional differences are very large with some regions below 75%.