Longevity Calculator

Select your answer for each of the questions then click on the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form to display the life expectancy derived from your responses. The "Score" column is to display the score for each of your responses. No entry is required in the "Score" column. About this Calculator


Select Answer Score
1 Do you smoke or chew tobacco, or are you around a lot of secondhand smoke?
2 Do you cook your fish, poultry, or meat until it is charred?
3 Do you avoid butter, cream, pastries, and other saturated fats as well as fried foods (e.g., French fries)?
4 Do you minimize meat in your diet, preferably making a point to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and bran instead?
5 Do you consume more than two drinks of beer, wine, and/or liquor a day? (A standard drink is one 12-ounce bottle or beer, one wine cooler, one five-ounce glass of wine, or one and a half ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.)
6 Do you drink beer, wine, and/or liquor in moderate amounts (one or two drinks/day)?
7 Do air pollution warnings occur where you live?
8 Do you drink more than 16 ounces of coffee a day?
9 Do you drink tea daily?
10 Do you take an aspirin a day?
11 Do you floss your teeth every day?
12 Do you have a bowel movement less frequently than once every two days?
13 Have you had a stroke or heart attack?
14 Do you try to get a suntan?
15 Are you more than 20 pounds overweight?
16 Do you live near enough other family members (other than your spouse and dependent children) that you can and want to drop by spontaneously?
17 Which statement applies to you?

A “Stress eats away at me. I can’t seem to shake it off.”
B “I can shed stress.” This might be by praying, exercising, meditating, finding humor in everyday life, or other means.

18 Did both of your parents either die before age75 of nonaccidental causes or require daily assistance by the time they reached age 75?
19 Did more than one of the following relatives live to at least age 90 in excellent health: parents, aunts/uncles, grandparents?
20 Are you a couch potato (do no regular aerobic or resistance exercise)?
21 Do you exercise at least three times a week?
22 Do you take vitamin E (400-800 IU) and selenium (100-200 mcg) every day?
23 Please indicate your gender.
  Your life expectancy based on the above responses:

About the Calculator

This Calculator is based on a quiz Harvard Medical School researchers Thomas Perl, M.D. and Margery Hutter Silver, Ed.D. developed to help you calculate your life expectancy. The quiz was developed after a rigorous study of 150 centenarians.

To compute your life expectancy, the calculator sums all of the individual score points together. The result may be negative, zero, or a positive number. The calculator program then divides the result by 5. The result of this division is then added to 84 if male or 88 if female, producing life expectancy in years.

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