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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.

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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Within Newcastle, an infant male in Parklands, north Gosforth has the city's highest life expectancy, at 83 years.
The area encompassing Bidston, Hoylake Road and some of Boundary Road has a healthy life expectancy of just 50 for women.
The top 50 local areas with the highest male life expectancy at birth were in the South-east, East of England, South-west, London and East Midlands only.
For girls, a gap of 19 years separates life expectancy in high-income (82 years) and low-income countries (63 years).
The researchers used death rates recorded in the NA-ACCORD database to estimate life expectancy.
The gap between life expectancy for type 1 patients and the general population was highest among those aged 20-24 years.
LIFE expectancy for men and women continues to rise, according to figures.
Dr Pat Riordan, director of health and healthcare improvement for Public Health Wales, said: "Although average life expectancy is improving in Wales, it is still lower than in England.
In Projecting the Effect of Change in Smoking and Obesity on Future Life Expectancy in the united States (NBER Working Paper No.
Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were used to examine whether taking age and/or life expectancy into account and barriers to discontinuing were associated with clinician characteristics and practice styles.