Health Indicator Report of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL - Premature Mortality) before age 75
YPLLs can show the burden of premature deaths due to a particular cause of death within a population. YPLLs can also be used to distinguish the burden of premature death in populations. Unlike crude and standard age-adjusted measures, YPLL emphasizes the processes underlying premature death in a population. By giving weight to each year of expected life lost, the YPLL measure values deaths at younger ages more. Deaths at younger ages are more likely due to preventable causes and can be decreased by intervention and education efforts.
NotesYPLL in this graph has not been age-adjusted. "Premature" mortality for this indicator has been defined here as, "death at an age younger than 75."
DefinitionYPLL can be defined as the years of potential life lost due to premature death.
NumeratorSum of years of life lost is 75 minus the age at death, summed across all deaths of persons under age 75.
How Are We Doing?Improvements in nutrition, hygiene, and medical care have contributed to decreases in death rates and years of life lost throughout the lifespan of all New Mexicans and Americans. Specifically, prevention and control of infectious diseases have improved the quality of life for all persons.
Page Content Updated On 05/22/2016, Published on 05/22/2016