Life expectancy Flashcards Quizlet

Life expectancy. An indication of how long a person can expect to live. It is the number of years of a life remaining to a person at a particular age if death rates do not change. Growth. Refers to the measurable changes in the body, mainly due to an increase in the number of size and body cells.…

Life Expectancy Flashcards Quizlet

*For individuals in the bottom income quartile, life expectancy differed by approximately 4.5 years between areas with the highest and lowest longevity. *Changes in life expectancy between 2001 and 2014 ranged from gains of more than 4 years to losses of more than 2 years across areas.…

How does U.S. life expectancy compare to other countries ...

In 2017, U.S. life expectancy was 78.6 years, compared to an average of 82.3 years for comparable countries. Life expectancy can be influenced by a number of factors, including those within the domain of the healthcare system (e.g., quality of care, access to preventive health services) as well factors largely outside the control of the health system (e.g. lifestyle, diet, violence and accidents).…