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Expectation of life

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Expectation of life

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.

expectation of life at age x, The average number of additional years a person aged x would live if current mortality trends continue to apply, based on the age-specific death rates for a given year.

expectation of life at birth, average number of years of life a newborn baby can be expected to live if current mortality trends continue.