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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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7 - the life expectancy for men in Blaenau Gwent and one of the five lowest life expectancies in England and Wales.
This might be due to the fact that life expectancies of patients at the ends of the spectrum, who are immediately sick or relatively healthy, are easier to assess as they are on more defined paths of well-being, a phenomenon that can be described as a "horizon effect;" however, moderately sick patients tend to occupy a grey zone of well-being and thus their life expectancy becomes a challenge to predict.
Statistics show that women almost always have higher life expectancies than men.
Those who don't live on or near reservations in the West have life expectancies similar to whites'.
In fact, the incentive for policy providers is to use the shortest life expectancies to provide more spread, not to boost the return of investors, Crane said.
If both life expectancies are recalculated, in computing the 2000 required distribution Arnie would use the joint life expectancy for 72 and 65-22.
Life-Exchange significantly streamlines the life expectancy ordering process by allowing both brokers and providers to order life expectancies from within their online trading platform through a single click.
Overall, the data found a more-than 21-year differential in life expectancy by neighborhood, with 70 percent of neighborhoods home to life expectancies below the U.
Welsh cultural and social historian Peter Stead believes South Wales' industrial past is partially responsible for the low life expectancies in the area.
We need to remember that these statistics are estimations of life expectancies.
Probabilistic pricing formulas incorporate mortality rates rather than life expectancies and so recognize that death may occur at any future policy duration.
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.