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Old 05-25-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Every calculator I googled for life expectancy didn't require how old your parents lived. They asked a lot of different questions for a result but none that I found needed parents age of death. Interesting. I would of though that it would be at least a same percent of the equation for coming up with a expected age of death.
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what if they are still alive?
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Then give information on your grandparents, great grandparents, etc.
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Lifespan Calculator – Test Your Life Expectancy || NM

While not directly asking age, they do ask medical conditions in your family
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They gave me 100......geez, now I'll have to buy new socks.
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Interesting calculator. It said I've got about 15 more years which I feel may be a bit optimistic in my case. To bad it can't help with estimating quality of life. I'll take 10 good years over 20 poor (or ill) ones.
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I did it in reverse, put in 30 years old and then answered everything as badly as possible to see what would happen. Tells me I'll die within a year.
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I'm 53 and got 92 years! Like others, I'm hoping for fewer, high-quality years, than more low-quality years!
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:10 PM   #10
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I came up with... 90! So I'm gonna throw THAT calculator out!
To the best of my knowledge, no male in my family tree has ever lived past ~75. And they weren't all clustered near 75, either. A couple female members made it into their mid-80s.

90 - eek, noooo!
I'm going over to youtube now, to play Elton John's "60 Years On" from his early days.
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Every calculator I googled for life expectancy didn't require how old your parents lived. They asked a lot of different questions for a result but none that I found needed parents age of death. Interesting. I would of though that it would be at least a same percent of the equation for coming up with a expected age of death.
Besides, as someone else said, your parents being still alive, some people's parents die in car crashes, wars, or maybe lung cancer at 45 from heavy smoking. None of which would impact the currently person running the calculator


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A German researcher found that there was little correlation between parents' longevity and that of offsprings.

Even identical twins do not share the same lifespan.

I talked about it here: Is Longevity Inherited?
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A lot of it has to do with lifestyle and environment - at the time. My parents are both very healthy, active, early/mid 70's. No meds except my Dad takes a statin - but he's always been a low healthy weight and exercises, just comes up high on cholesterol tests. Non smokers, rare with the red meat and a weekly drink at most.

They have both exceeded their parents by decade+ measures. Both can be attributed to overall healthier lifestyle choices (which wasn't even a thing in the 40's - 60's), and simply environment. Asbestos, lead, smog, smoke, and a bunch of other things that used to be common but are now thankfully far less so.

My maternal grandmother's breakfast was "a smoke and a good cough", and she was gone at 56. I expect my Mum to sail past 86. And every time she gets a good report after doctor's visit, she sends of a check to her favorite charity.
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I got 91. Not only am I gonna have to buy new socks, I'm gonna have to buy a new pickup truck.
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92 for me.
Glad I recently bought a 10 pack of panties.

Taking this number with a big grain of salt, as no relative, going back 5 generations has lived past 91. And only two have made it past 82. Yes, I saw the no correlation with family longevity posts, but still, this number is rather unbelievable to me, just saying.
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OMG It locks up for me!

I think maybe I've already passed and nobody's told me. Great knowing you all.....

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A lot of it has to do with lifestyle and environment - at the time.

Yes, very true. No male in my family (dad, uncles) lived past about 70, and most were dead by their early 60s. But none of them had what I would consider to be healthy lifestyles........most smoked, some drank heavily, poor diet, not much exercise, etc.. I try to lead a much healthier lifestyle than they did, so hopefully I'll be around a little longer
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A German researcher found that there was little correlation between parents' longevity and that of offsprings.

Even identical twins do not share the same lifespan.

I talked about it here: Is Longevity Inherited?

NW-Bound >>> thanks for that thread.
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The calculator says: 87
But, dad died at 95.5 and mom is still alive (brain rot, but, alive) at 95.5
So, I think 95 is better for planning purposes.
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