# life expectancy

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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.

References in periodicals archive ?
8 years, and female life expectancy is lowest in Sunderland at 80.
Female life expectancy is 81, and remains close to average.
The study marks the first time that male and female life expectancy has been made available at county level in the Republic.
Although life expectancy overall is increasing, the statistics show that the gap between female life expectancy for deprived areas and the rest of the UK is widening.
LIFE EXPECTANCY IN WALES 2009-2011 AREA MALE LIFE EXPECTANCY FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY Rhondda Cynon Taf 75.
Liverpool ranked 10th worst city, with a female life expectancy of 77.
56 years behind the average female life expectancy of the other 34 richest countries.
At the same time the gap between male and female life expectancy at birth has narrowed.
A report, published today shows people are living longer, healthier lives, and male life expectancy is catching up with female life expectancy thanks to decreasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease and a decline in smoking rates
9 years in Heswall, and female life expectancy ranged from 75.
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.

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