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Term: Male Life Expectancy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-05-15


Male life expectancy is the expected length of life from birth for males, and is calculated based on the average annual mortality in the population. Life expectancy values are not age-adjusted, but calculated directly from the mortality experience of local residents using a "life table" approach. As a result, not all differences could be statistically tested as with other indicators. Small differences in life expectancy values imply important differences in population health status.

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