The March 11 front-page article “Long life, wealth go together, study says” stated: “Women here [in St. Johns County, Fla.] can expect to live to nearly age 83.” Well, 50 percent of them can. A life expectancy of 83 years means that 50 percent will live to age 83 and 50 percent will not. To say that a person with a life expectancy of 83 years expects to live to age 83 is like saying that you expect a coin toss to come up heads.

Albert Diaz, Rockville