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Residual State-Specific Life Expectancy

Residual life expectancy is the expected number of years of life remaining at

a given age. Given a multi-state survival model, total residual life expectancy

can be distinguished from residual life expectancy in a specific state. State-

specific life expectancies are of importance in ageing research, where not only

longevity is of interest but also whether individuals spent their old age in good

health.