from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or state of expecting; expectation: Tense with expectancy, I waited for my name to be called.
- n. The state of being expected.
- n. Something expected.
- n. An expected amount calculated on the basis of actuarial data: a life expectancy of 70 years.
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- n. expectation or anticipation; the state of expecting something
- n. the state of being expected
- n. something expected or awaited
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- n. an expectation
- n. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
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University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, who has studied health inequalities and reproductive patterns, points out that healthy life expectancy is short for African Americans and women depend on extended family networks for support.
There's too much of … what I call an expectancy culture of things being provided.
Because of that, there's what we call the expectancy effect.
Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.
The increase in life expectancy is very small by comparison.
If he's extremely obese and a smoker, his life expectancy is 60, a difference of 21 years.
At the extremes, the gap in life expectancy is wide: There is a nearly 18-year difference in life expectancy between black men and Asian/Pacific Islander women (69.4 vs. 86.9 years).
"Doing screening tests on patients whose life expectancy is extremely limited because of cancer is just not a cost-effective thing to do," said Dr. Allen Lichter, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, who wasn't involved in the research.
Calculating life expectancy is a tough task that requires analyzing extensive information about how people died and how old they were, as well as statistical modeling to predict how long people born today will live if current trends continue.
Hispanics, life expectancy is nearly two years lower in Puerto Rico, more than two years lower in Cuba, and more than four years lower in Mexico, according to World Health Organization figures.