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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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TABLE 1: Comparison of data on influence of bone marrow (BM) and mesenchymal stem cells transplantation on the mean lifespan of mice, obtained here and in experimental works of other authors.
The mean lifespan of fathers was 60.9 (SD 16.5) years (range 30-97 with 55.3% greater than 70 years) and mean lifespan of mothers was 71.3 (SD 16.2) years (range 30-100 with 8.9% |is greater than~ 70 years).
Blueberry extracts prolong the mean lifespan of fruit flies by 10% (1); also, black tea improves the survival time of fruit flies (14).