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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.


The expected occurrence of a thing. See Active life expectancy.
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Patient discussion about expectancy

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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Meanwhile, men in the UK saw improvements to life expectancies drop by more than three quarters (76%) - again one of the worst slowdowns, second only to the USA.
The first part of the book, on intrapersonal expectancies, consists of eight chapters.
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Preventative Task Force currently advocates that patients over 75 years old should not be screened,[sup.10] though this recommendation might soon change to recommend against screening at all, regardless of age.[sup.11] The result of this type of cap is that potential patients who might benefit from screening and treatment are arbitrarily excluded, despite the fact that their life expectancies might exceed 10 years.
Scholars claim that more developed regions of the world generally have higher life expectancies than less developed regions.
The research, Best noted, "is important because it shows that the highly coveted low life expectancies sought by some investors in life settlements just are not plentiful."
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.
Nevertheless, research on expectancy-value theory is often limited by a focus on a single behavior and its accompanying expectancies. In studying aggression, for example, researchers generally examine only aggression behaviors and no alternatives to aggression.
There is considerable debate about whether and how teacher beliefs and expectancies about student ability impact attachment to and performance in school.
"These include an increase in public social spending, higher health expenditure, rising gender disparities due to different life expectancies between men and women and dips in the labor force."