Life Expectancy Project Company Profile

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Our research group specializes in life expectancy calculations based on standard actuarial and biostatistical procedures. We apply these scientific methods to data on children born with cerebral palsy (CP), persons in the vegetative state (VS), and to those who have suffered spinal cord (SCI) or traumatic brain (TBI) injuries. We have published extensively on life expectancy, and have consulted on life expectancy in Canada, England, Australia and the United States.Some items of general interest on life expectancy and survival:
Medical research literature on life expectancy
Details on the life table
Technical glossary
Multipliers for the discounted cost of future care. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is available for download:
Description of a survival curve and an integrated survival curve
Life expectancy in the U.S. general population
Especially for parents/patients


1439 - 17th Avenue
San Francisco
United States of America


Phone: (415) 731-0240
Fax: (415) 731-0290

News Articles [1093 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Life expectancy falls in Scotland for first time in 35 years

Life expectancy has fallen for the first time in 35 years in Scotland, as data released by the National Records of Scotland has revealed that life expectancy fell by 0.1 years for both men and women i...

Life expectancy declines in the U.S.

In general, one expects progress.  One expects that medical advances will improve life expectancy.  In recent years in the U.S., however, that is no longer the case.  The CDC reports that: …l...

As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Rising rates of gun-related deaths from violence and suicide have contributed to a drop in Americans' life expectancy, a new study shows. In terms of life expectancy, gun-re...

How Inclusive Capitalism, Technology And Social Prescribing Could Reverse Flagging Life Expectancy

For two consecutive years, the life expectancy for Americans has dropped. But this doesn't hold true across economic levels. The richest Americans are gaining unprecedented longevity, while life expec...

Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040, a new study says. The U.S. will fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th...

U.S. life expectancy declines again in sobering ‘wake-up call’

For decades, U.S. life expectancy was on the upswing, rising a few months nearly every year. Now it's trending the other way.

Driven by suicides and drug overdoses, U.S. life expectancy continues to fall

The latest drop in life expectancy may not seem that big, but it points to a deeply worrisome trend.

Drug overdose deaths hit record high above 70,000, drive down U.S. life expectancy

Suicide rates rose by 3.7 percent. The two causes of untimely death lowered U.S. life expectancy for the second year in a row.

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Relistor [Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.]

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Relistor [Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.]

These highlights do not include all the information needed to use RELISTOR safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for RELISTOR. RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injec...

Lipofen [Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc.]

These highlights do not include all the information needed to use LIPOFEN® safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for LIPOFEN®. LIPOFEN® (fenofibrate capsules, USP)Initial U.S. Ap...

Tyzine(tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride)nasal solution [BRADLEY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.]

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PubMed Articles [2225 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Geographical, racial and socio-economic variation in life expectancy in the US and their impact on cancer relative survival.

Despite gains in life expectancy between 1992 to 2012, large disparities in life expectancy continue to exist in the United States between subgroups of the population. This study aimed to develop deta...

Hip Fracture in the Setting of Limited Life Expectancy: The Importance of Considering Goals of Care and Prognosis.

Many older patients with a limited life expectancy experience fragility fracture of the hip, and this event is associated with increased risk of premature mortality, functional decline, and institutio...

Trends in the contribution of major causes of death to the black-white life expectancy gap by US state.

Life expectancy has increased in the United States over many decades. The difference in life expectancy between black and white Americans has also decreased, but some states have made much more progre...

Adequate life-expectancy reconstruction for adult human mortality data.

Mortality information of populations is aggregated in life tables that serve as a basis for calculation of life expectancy and various life disparity measures. Conventional life-table methods address ...

How does social development influence life expectancy? A geographically weighted regression analysis in China.

This study aimed to examine how social development influenced life expectancy from a spatio-temporal perspective.

Clinical Trials [4718 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Patient-Centered Communication of Life Expectancy Estimates in Genitourinary Malignancies

Investigators will conduct a randomized trial to determine if providing patient-specific life expectancy estimates during treatment counseling via a targeted, patient-centered communicatio...

Arterial Hypertension in Men in the Warmia and Masuria Region

The primary aim of the study is to define the prevalence of arterial hypertension and risk factors of its development in an unselected group of Polish men from the region of Warmia and Maz...

Factors Promoting Increased Rate and Success of Pregnancy in the Thalassemia Population in Toronto

Treatment of patients with beta thalassemia in North America has altered dramatically during the past 40 years, with improvements in transfusion therapy and introduction of iron chelation ...

PALLiON - PALLiative Care In ONcology

A major concern in today's oncology is the complexity of treatment that increases costs. A main contributor is the increasing use of chemo- and radiotherapy during end of life (EoL: the la...

Mechanisms of Antidepressant Non-Response in Late-Life Depression

This project seeks to elucidate the mechanisms by which antidepressant medications have limited efficacy in Late Life Depression (LLD) in order to develop new treatment interventions for t...

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Life Expectancy Project

Our research group specializes in life expectancy calculations based on standard actuarial and biostatistical procedures. We apply these scientific methods to data on children born with cerebral palsy...

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