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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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Do these statistical results indicate a more important role for female life expectancy is reasonable?
005) higher mean rates of urbanization, literacy, female life expectancy, and male life expectancy than those of the African group.
The Trustees' 2080 low-high range for female life expectancy was 82.
6 per cent), yet the former has better maternal mortality and female life expectancy rates.
Among the nine English regions female life expectancy in the North East ranks ninth.
At the same time the gap between male and female life expectancy at birth has narrowed.
9 years in Heswall, and female life expectancy ranged from 75.
The prevalence of disability in people aged over 64 increased among women in Catalonia between 1992 and 2006, but not among men, due to the increase in female life expectancy.
This improvement applies to both males and females, although female life expectancy is consistently higher than that of males.
Ninety-eight per cent of births were attended by skilled personnel, 31 per cent of women use modern contraception and female life expectancy is 78 years, according to the report.
The status of mothers was compared in 146 countries based on risk of maternal mortality, percentage of women using modern contraception, skilled attendant at delivery, female life expectancy, expected number of years of formal schooling for females, ratio of estimated female-to-male income, maternity leave benefits, participation of women in government, under-five mortality rate, percentage of children under age five moderately or severely underweight, school enrolment ratio, ratio of girls and boys enrolled in primary school and percentage of population with access to safe water.