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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.

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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Benton County is no more blessed with a healthful location than surrounding counties, including Lane, whose residents have shorter average life spans.
The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) latest survey revealed the average life span of women in Merthyr Tydfil was 77.
As the world is becoming more technologically advanced, it is claimed that the average life span of a web page is around 100 days, while the software required to view digital information can become obsolete within 5 years.
The Spanish people of the day were short--Ponce de Leon was less than 5 feet tall--and their average life span was only 35 years.
If we eliminate a majority of age-related diseases, including cancer, and maintain the vitality of the body, we can expect an average life span of more than 1,000 years and a virtually unlimited maximum life span.
The epidemic has hit the strife-torn nation so hard that the average life span, 46 years, has fallen five years since the epidemic erupted in the early 1980s;
5 years, while French women have the highest average life span at 83.
Cue a ham-fisted analogy between one of the most tragic episodes in Russian history and the role of today's IT director: "The average life span of a senior IT manager is also about 900 days, and, like the siege, it often represents a heroic stand against horrible odds.
Our same survey showed that trees in residential areas, where the soil is healthier and more plentiful, have an average life span over 40 years.
It must--the blue-tongued lizard boasts an average life span of up to 20 years.
In 2030, comprehensive genomics-based health care will he the norm and the average life span will reach 90 years.
Most live into their 80s, compared to an average life span for most British males of only 75.