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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

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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These factors aside, why did we choose the particular form of the life expectancy term--the life expectancy of women at the age of 65, multiplied by the share of women 65 and older in the civilian noninstitutional population ("female-weighted, female life expectancy")?
With female life expectancy in the United States in 2003 at 80.1 years (Hoyert et al., 2006), and Olshansky's warning that life expectancy may decrease in the United States in the next several decades, the range of about 85-95 years as a hypothesized upper limit appears less imminent.
(10) For example, the estimated number of dabs of life expectancy gained for females at age 40 was 0.027 x 365 x 41.71, where 41.71 was the average female life expectancy at that age.
Public spending on health as a percentage of total government expenditure annually in Malaysia (6.5 per cent) is lower than that of Thailand (11.6 per cent), yet the former has better maternal mortality and female life expectancy rates.
"There needs to be further research done swiftly to understand why the female life expectancy in that area is lower than the rest of Renfrewshire."
Irish male life expectancy has been above the EU average for the last 10 years while female life expectancy matches those in other European countries.
Meanwhile, female life expectancy is also high, at an average age of 84.7 years, a full three years longer than males (81.7 years).
In Wales the gap between male and female life expectancy fell from 5.6 years to 3.8 years.
Female life expectancy was also highest in rural areas, at 82.7 years - 2.1 years longer than large urban areas, where life expectancy is at its lowest.
Male life expectancy at birth in NI increased by 1.4 years from 76.3 in 2006-08 to 77.7 years in 2010-12, while female life expectancy increased by 0.9 years over the period to stand at 82.1 years.
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