statistical measure of how long a person or organism may live, based on factors of their life
Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average (see below) time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age, and other demographic factors including gender.
- Life expectancy for Latinos is at least as high as that for non-Latino whites has been well-established in the demographic and epidemiologic literatures.
- There are approximately 370 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide, in over 90 countries. Although they make up 5 percent of the global population, they account for about 15 percent of the extreme poor. Indigenous Peoples’ life expectancy is up to 20 years lower than the life expectancy of non-indigenous people worldwide.
- “Indigenous Peoples”, World Bank, (Apr 02, 2019)
- The epidemic is having a lot of impacts over and above
- Samuel Preston, professor at the University of Pennsylvania "COVID-19 has already cut U.S. life expectancy by a year. For Black Americans, it’s worse" (February 18, 2021)