chronological age


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chronological age

n.
The number of years a person has lived, used especially in psychometrics as a standard against which certain variables, such as behavior and intelligence, are measured.
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Noun1.chronological age - age measured by the time (years and months) that something or someone has existed; "his chronological age was 71 years"
age - how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
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Although heart age exceeds chronological age for all race/ethnic groups, it is highest among African-American men and women (average of 11 years older for both).
They tend to be more physically active than other people of the same chronological age.
A research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or who felt more than one year older than their actual age.
The findings revealed that PADL score was much more frequently--and strongly--correlated with other variables examined in the study than were chronological age or any other background factors such as race or length of time spent in prison.
Getting proper advice from a health expert counts," says Catherine Hanson Farid, 49, whose test showed she is 15 years younger than her chronological age.
The study, which used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2001 to 2008, calculated a ratio of vascular to chronological age.
The researchers identified 22 metabolites directly linked to chronological age, with higher concentrations in older than in younger people.
The study analysed blood samples donated by more than 6,000 twins and identified 22 metabolites directly linked to chronological age.
Called the TeachSmart model, their motto is "teaching not tuition" and primarily develops students according to their ability rather thantheir chronological age.
A study of Seychelles warblers living on a small island in the Indian Ocean suggests that the length of telomeres--bits of DNA that cap chromosome ends--can predict a bird's chance of dying better than its chronological age can.
It is a woman's biological age, not her chronological age, that is important.