Medical Life Expectancy Calculator
Designed by and typically for medical professionals, these life expectancy calculators are often for specific conditions. For example, what is the life expectancy of someone with cancer or heart disease? They also may require input data such as the results of blood, urine and other diagnostic tests. They are typically for individuals with shorter life expectancies and may be accurate or have a margin of error of months instead of years.
Some will also have options that allow a medical professional to determine how a life expectancy may be extended if certain courses of action are followed. Multivariate algorithms are used to predict life expectancy and these prognosis tools can be very complicated.
Seattle Heart Failure Model
Developed by the University of Washington, this complicated model requires the input of blood and urine laboratory tests and takes into consideration the usage of different medications and devices to help extend life. If a non-medically trained individual has access to the required information, they may be able to gain insight into a person's longevity however it is probably equally as likely that they may miss-interpret the calculator's projections. Tread carefully.
National Cholesterol Education Program
Put together by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this is not so much a life expectancy calculator as a heart attack predictor or more formally a heart disease risk projector. Using an individual's cholesterol, blood pressure and basic lifestyle choices they project the percentage chance that the individual will experience a heart attack within 10 years.
UCSF Heart Disease Predictor
This tool is very similar to that provided by the Department of Health and Human Services but it is built by the highly respected medical school at the University of California at San Francisco.
5 Year Stroke Risk
Put together by the Zunis Foundation whose mission is to prevent sports injuries, this tool projects the 5 year likelihood of stroke or death for individuals with an irregular heartbeats (known formally as atrial fibrillation or heart arrhythmia).
Breast Cancer Risk
Built by the National Cancer Institute, this tool calculates a woman's risk of specific risk of developing breast cancer in the next 5 years. It is designed for women aged 35 or older.