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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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The majority of local areas in the bottom 50 with the lowest life expectancy at birth (68% of areas for boys and 70% for girls) were in Wales and the north of England.
The gap in life expectancy at birth between the most and least deprived areas stood at 7.
Part of that may be tied to McDowell County's rural status: A study published in the February 2014 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that the gap between urban and rural peoples' life expectancy is growing, from 0.
Male life expectancy in the North East is 78 years, up from 74.
From the country level, women in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world at 87 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore.
The gap between male and female life expectancy is greater in high-income countries where women live around six years longer than men.
Iceland's male population have the highest life expectancy in the world at 81.
A total of 20 EU countries boast a life expectancy rate of over 80 years.
An HIV-positive 20-year-old who started antiretroviral therapy at a CD4 count above 350 would have a life expectancy about 2.
Life expectancy at 65 was highest for men in Harrow, London, where they could expect to live for a further 20.
The new data also shows the gap between life expectancy at birth between boys and girls has narrowed from six years in 1980-82 to under four years in 2010-12.
Data for 2009 to 2011 shows that Calderdale babies had a life expectancy off 77 for boys and 81.