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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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They found that apple polyphenols not only prolonged the average lifespan of fruit flies but also helped preserve their ability to walk, climb and move about.
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Ian Pearson, employed by BT to predict future developments, says that by 2020 the average lifespan will be 100.
When this subgroup was excluded from the analysis, average lifespan among the dwarves and the general population was identical.
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They studied organisms with different average longevities-from the copepod Arcartia tonsa, which has an average lifespan of 11.
The average lifespan of wild pandas is 15 years, while those in captivity usually live longer due to better nutrition and living conditions.
The average lifespan for a giraffe is 25 years, although they are expected to live longer in captivity.
Their muscles waste away, their average lifespan is just 20 years, and it is 100% fatal.
In total, there were 9,341 births, of which 1,832 were outside wedlock, and 5,141 deaths, with the average lifespan for men at 80 years and for women at 84.
The increasing demand for light passenger vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles and the rising average lifespan of vehicles in operation are factors driving the demand for coolant and lubricant.
In Britain, for example, the average lifespan has increased by 11 more years in the past 44 years.