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Sum of life-years lost among persons dying before age 75


Persons under age 75


YPLL-75 is calculated using the following eight age groups: under 1 year, 1-14 years, 15-24 years, 25-34 years, 35-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, and 65-74 years. The number of deaths for each age group is multiplied by years of life lost, calculated as the difference between age 75 years and the midpoint of the age group. For the eight age groups, the midpoints are 0.5, 7.5, 19.5, 29.5, 39.5, 49.5, 59.5, and 69.5 years. For example, the death of a person 15-24 years of age counts as 55.5 years of life lost. Years of potential life lost is derived by summing years of life lost over all age groups.

Estimates based on fewer than 20 deaths are considered unreliable and are not displayed.

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
  • <1, 1-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74


YPLL is a summary measure of premature mortality (early death). It represents the total number of years not lived by people who die before reaching a given age. YPLL puts more emphasis on causes of death that are more common at earlier ages, because persons dying at younger ages will have more years subtracted from age 75. Therefore it may underestimate the importance of chronic and other conditions occurring later in life.