The study published online in eLife -- a new peer-reviewed, open access journal -- defined average life span
as the point at which half the members of a given test group remained alive.
Although the average life span
of someone diagnosed with ALS is just 3 years, Wade is still here fighting and inspiring after more than 13 years.
Billions of dollars have been spent on community programmes, housing and education, yet Aborigines remain the poorest, unhealthiest and most disadvantaged minority, with an average life span
17 years shorter than other Australians.
Those pension plans were developed when the average life span
after retirement was counted in single digits.
The average life span
of a healthy greyhound is around 14 years.
5 years even though the average life span
of a properly maintained system is less than half that.
Researchers from Brigham Young University and the Harvard School of Public Health found that between 1978 and 2001, Americans' average life span
increased almost three years to 77.
In 1966, when Respect-for-the-Aged Day became a national holiday, the average life span
of Japanese males was 68.
For example, an HIV-positive patient starting CART at age 20 could be expected to live to 63--about 20 years shorter than the average life span
of non-infected adults.
He said there is general agreement that the economy began its decline in July or August -- 10 months ago, or the average life span
of a recession.
In terms of how long the system will last, at 50[degrees]C thermoplastic systems will have a maximum operating pressure capability in the region of 4 bar and an average life span
of 50 years.
For some reason or perhaps not understanding the difference between life expectancy and average life span
, the assumption has developed that people in the past had short lives.