Approximately 90 percent of babies born with spina bifida live to adulthood, according to the Spina Bifida Association. Early detection makes the condition manageable, and 80 percent of children develop normal intelligen... More »

Cats on average live into their teens, with a life expectancy between 13 and 18 being typical for most breeds, barring other variables. Among these variables are whether the cat is kept indoors, and whether it is neutere... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Spina bifida is a condition that occurs when a baby's spinal cord does not close completely during formation of the spine, states the Spina Bifida Association. It is the most common birth defect in the United States, as ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

If diagnosed and treated early, infants with galactosema have comparable life expectancies to babies born without galactosema, according to the National Library of Medicine. However, if an infant with the disease continu... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Approximately 90 percent of children born with spina bifida live into adulthood and are in school with children their own age, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The overall mortality rate of children with ... More »

A person with hydrocephalus can have a normal life expectancy with proper treatment, though the outlook varies widely depending on the cause of the condition, according to MedicineNet. With early medical intervention, ch... More »

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, symptoms typically appear later in life. It is difficult for medical researchers to determine the exact effect the condition has on reducing life expectancy, notes Clevelan... More »