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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.

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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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They found that expenditure for health services was associated with better health outcomes (only life expectancy at birth (p 65 years old as the independent variables.
On health expenditure and few other exogenous explanatory variables, it was found that death rate, life expectancy at birth, and infant mortality rate under 5 were significantly contributing to the increase in the per capita public health expenditure.
The dependent variable is the life expectancy at birth and this is divided into two categories: if the country have below 71 years life expectancy than group one and if the country have equal to or above 71 year life expectancy than group two.
13%, were 65 or older, life expectancy at birth was 60 years, and life expectancy at age 65 was 77.
34 years in mean life expectancy at birth between the two SES groups: The corresponding 1990 life expectancy values are found in Table 2, where we see that there is a difference of 4.
In this context, what should the place of psychiatry of the elderly be in Africa, a region where the proportion of persons >60 years is less than 5% in 57% of the countries, and life expectancy at birth is <65 years in 91.
The life expectancy at birth for males in Russia is the absolute lowest of any country in Europe.
Since mortality, from malaria is greatest in childhood, the biggest contribution to the potential increase in life expectancy at birth is likely to come from eliminating deaths among infants and children younger than five years.
Rank of Japan in life expectancy at birth in 2003 (82.
From a global perspective, average life expectancy at birth improved by almost 6 years over the past two decades (Bonita and Mathers 2003).
In 1750, life expectancy at birth was 37 years in Britain and 26 in France.
The report also shows continued improvements in Americans' health, with the life expectancy at birth up to 77.

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