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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 UK ranks global average expectancy All have average life expectancies of 57.
The difference in life expectancies reported by the 3 firms, Best said, ranged from 8 months to as many as 24.
If I were living in parts of the country with those sorts of life expectancies, I would want .
Best of a real portfolio showed that the average economic value of a portfolio of policies with 9-10 year life expectancies is 15% of face value, while the range is from 4% to 26%.
The life expectancies used in computing the 2001 and 2002 distributions are 21.
Life expectancies for the South Wales communities all fall well below the average for Wales, which is 77.
While the title of his presentation referred to life expectancies as a "growing concern," he said a more accurate label may be "a ticking time bomb.
Perhaps surprisingly, near the deterministic and stochastic life expectancies, calculated settlement prices decrease at a rate of $8,000 to $9,000 per additional month of assumed lifetime.
counties live on average until around age 83, while men in a south-central portion of South Dakota, where there are two Indian reservations, have life expectancies of only 61 years.
If a participant's entire interest is not paid by the required beginning date, April 1st of the following year in which the participant attains age 70 1/2, payments must be made either over the participant's lifetime, the lifetimes of the participant and a designated beneficiary, or over a period not exceeding the participant's life expectancy or the joint life expectancies of the participant and a designated beneficiary.
life expectancies much above the current average of about 75 years.
Based on the consultants' analysis and subsequent recommendations, as well as on recommendations of its own director of medical underwriting, in January 2005 21st Services implemented substantial and material enhancements to its life expectancy estimation model, which resulted in longer average life expectancies in the aggregate.