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life expectancy Line breaks: life ex¦pect|ancy

Definition of life expectancy in English:


The average period that a person may expect to live: the British male now has a life expectancy of 77.6 years figurative the improved life expectancy of modern cars
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  • They are now of an age that exceeds the average life expectancy in the countries where they live.
  • It's the risks relevant to the place where you currently live that affect your life expectancy while living there.
  • One in five adults is HIV positive and the average life expectancy at birth is just under 49 years.

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