Definition of life table in English:

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life table

noun

1A table of statistics relating to life expectancy and mortality for a given category of people.
Example sentences
  • After a follow-up of 15 years, the estimated life table analysis of mortality was retrospectively calculated.
  • Disease-specific mortality rates were determined by adjusting all-cause mortality rates from the Registry by standard life table mortality rates.
  • Observations on mortality presented in the previous section are supported by the life table data.
1.1 Zoology A table of statistics relating to life expectancy for a population of animals divided into cohorts of given age.
Example sentences
  • On the basis of the timing of migration and breeding in the two habitats and life table data, it appears that the same populations breed in both places annually.
  • We examined 50 published life tables for 44 mammal species representing 10 orders and 25 families (Appendix A).
  • Average life expectancy from birth for the whole population or subgroups can be derived from life tables.

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