life expectancy


How long a given person is expected to live; useful for insurance premium calculations. Average life expectancy can also be calculated for categories of people, such as all females, or all citizens of a certain country. To calculate average life expectancy, a wide variety of characteristics can be looked at, including gender, country of residence, family medical history, and many lifestyle habits including smoking, drinking, eating, exercise, and sleep patterns.

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Your life expectancy will be determined by your hereditary background as well as the genes that you have been born with from your birthright.

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The life expectancy of an individual varies widely from country to country and is dependent on myriad factors that effect wellbeing and health.

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Based on Jean's family history, the insurance company estimated her life expectancy at 63 years. She had a high risk of cancer and heart disease in her family.

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