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CountNoCount wrote How long will I live?

Few of us really know the answer. But we can look at our health - Are we overweight? Do we smoke? Do we exercise more or less than other folks our age? How long did our parents live? Do you eat a balanced diet?

With that information identify a quartile. Are we average? (50th percentile) or 75th percentile or 25th percentile?

Next go to:

and look up you age and sex. Those life expediencies are averages - the 50th percentile.

I am a male, 77 and figure I am at the 75th percentile. The table says for age 77 average expectancy is 9.9 years, Add 9.9 to 77 and you get about 87. Look at the table for age 87 & male and the number is 5 years. So for planning purposes, I say there is 50% chance I will live to age 93.
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