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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

life expectancy

n.
The number of years that an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

life expectancy

A statistical estimate of the number of years a person, of any particular age, is likely to live.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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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In comparison, Japan has seen the biggest improvement in the average annual increase in life expectancies for both men and women.
Those with the lowest life expectancies include Angola, the Central African Republic, Chad, Lesotho, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Cameroon.
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Unsurprisingly, countries with lowest life expectancies have high levels of poverty.
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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.
The gap in the life expectancies of the two genders widened to 4.9 years.
In the first study of its kind, researchers examined anonymous death data from the Social Security Administration and 1.4 billion individual tax returns from 1999 to 2014 to determine the differences in life expectancies across the nation.