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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.

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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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Ceredigion has the highest life expectancy at birth for both males and females.
Life expectancy at birth, 2001-03,by Welsh local authority: (from Health Statistics Quarterly, winter 2004)
In England, boys' life expectancy at birth increased from 73.
This tool shows the four most commonly requested demographic measures for foreign countries using statistics from the International Data Base - total population, growth rate percent, life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rate - by clicking on a world map.
Stage one, the 'age of pestilence and famine', is characterised by high fluctuating mortality rates, a low life expectancy at birth, and epidemics, famine and war as the main causes of death.
For example, is the two year increase in life expectancy at birth we might possibly enjoy as a result of higher health spending, worth the benefits we will not get to enjoy from spending more on education, food, or housing?
As positive tendencies in 2013 could be mentioned the decreasing crude death rate and infant mortality rate and the increasing life expectancy at birth.
Life expectancy at birth indicates that number of years the newborn infant would leave if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Riyadh, Safar 25, 1435, Dec 28, 2013, SPA -- In a 2013 statistical report issued recently, World Health Organization has announced the rising of life expectancy at birth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 69 years in 1990 to 75 years in 2011 as the average age for women reached 77 years and men 74 years.
Over the last 30 years life expectancy at birth for boys and girls in England and Wales has increased by four hours per day for females and six hours per day for males, the figures show.

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