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expectancy

 [ek-spek´tan-se]
the expected value or probability of occurrence for a specific event.
life expectancy the number of years, based on statistical averages, that a given person of a specific age, class, or other demographic variable may be expected to continue living.

life expectancy

n.
The number of years that an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics.

life expectancy

the probable number of years a person will live after a given age, as determined by mortality in a specific geographic area. It may be individually qualified by the person's condition or race, sex, age, or other demographic factors. Also called expectation of life.

life expectancy

Longevity, period life expectancy Epidemiology The average length of life of persons in a population; the average number of yrs of life remaining for a population of persons, all of age x, and all subject for the remainder of their lives to the observed age-specific death rates corresponding to a current life table. See Life table.

life expectancy

A statistical estimate of the number of years a person, of any particular age, is likely to live.

life expectancy,

n the probable number of years a person will live after a given age, as determined by the mortality rate in a specific geographic area. This number may be individually qualified by the person's condition, race, sex, age, and other demographic factors.

Patient discussion about life expectancy

Q. what is the life expectancy of a person with chronic bronchioectasis

A. depends on how severe are the infections...how your body reacts to those infections and what is the cause of those infections (cystic fibrosis??). i think only the therapist treating you can estimate. and even so - there are ways to prevent recurring infections. can slow the process of destruction and even stop it completely.

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Once you hit an average lifespan of 75, however, the pace slows down to three months per year, the same as in the developed countries.
The researchers found that apple polyphenols not only prolonged the average lifespan of fruit flies but helped preserve their ability to walk, climb and move about.
But most young people have parents and grandparents, and it is obvious that with the average lifespan of people constantly growing, a sociological and political issue has emerged that no one can evade.
The Sonny Bono Act extended the life of existing copyrights from the current 50 years after the author's death, to 70 years, resulting in an average lifespan for copyright on books, movies, songs, artworks and other creative works of about 95 years.
This doesn't amount to a statistically significant difference from the average lifespan of 75 for the seven male bystanders on the trip, Nelson says.
9 per cent of children survive to the age of five, and the average lifespan is 44 years
Poverty deepened, and the average lifespan of Russians shortened.
Cats boast an average lifespan of 14 years; houseflies that survive 17 days are over the hill.
But assuming that the deaths are distributed evenly throughout an average lifespan of 72 years, that's 1,562 deaths per year.
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The average lifespan of a smoker is 10 years shorter than a nonsmoker.