expectation of life


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ex·pec·ta·tion of life

(ek-spek-tā'shŭn līf),
The average number of years of life an individual of a given age is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply; a statistical abstraction based on existing age-specific death rates.

expectation of life

expectation of life

an epidemiological expression of the probability of dying between one age and the next. Based on the human cohort life table which describes the actual mortality experience of a group of animals which were all born at the same time.

Patient discussion about expectation of life

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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