expectation of life

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ex·pec·ta·tion of life

(ek-spek-tā'shŭn līf),
The average number of years of life an individual of a given age is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply; a statistical abstraction based on existing age-specific death rates.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about expectation of life

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.

More discussions about expectation of life
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The expectation of life at 2012 for a life aged x last birthday is the sum over all t from 0 upwards of (t + 1/2) * pd_{x + t, t}.
The expectation of life for the mosquitoes after emergence was 17.19 [+ or -] 3.33 days for males and 23.10 [+ or -] 8.29 for females.
(Minor note: the expectation of life is not exactly the point where 50% of the deaths have occurred.)
According to current data, the expectation of life at birth of males is 71.2 years, against an Indian average of 59.1 years, and the expectation of life at birth of females is 73.7 years, against an Indian average of 60.4 years.
In Uganda, expectation of life at birth will fall to 32 years, whereas without AIDS it would be 59 years."
His attempt to apply an expectation of life formula to collection management is not unlaudable in itself, but he looked at average life expectancy in a stationary population.
Expectation of life at birth is between 15 and 20 years less than that of the nonindigenous population, comparing unfavorably with populations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand, where life expectancy in indigenous peoples is between three and nine years less than that of the overall population.(1)
Even for those who survived their earliest years, the expectation of life was much lower than in our society.
The preparatory Asian Regional Conference of the ILO adopted in 1947 at New Delhi, a resolution in which it urged that "in view of the extreme poverty, the wide prevalence of disease, epidemics, the high incidence of infant and maternal mortality, the low expectation of life and the misery & destitution caused by unemployment and under-employment among the working people of most Asian countries, the establishment of social security services which are an essential condition of building up genuine democratic society, has become an urgent task." The concept of Social Security later gained further momentum with the passage of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th December, 1948.
The gains in the expectation of life resulting due to the elimination of specific groups of death-causing diseases will be estimated by the difference in life expectancies between 'regular life table' (all causes combined) and 'cause of death deleted tables'.
The award by justice Joseph Sergon is for the "pain and suffering caused to the family, loss of expectation of life, loss of dependency and exemplary damages".
But he found the pressure and expectation of life at Anfield difficult to handle.