Cervical Cancer Incidence and Years of Potential Life Lost Rates by Race/Ethnicity, Female

New York Finger Lakes Region and Western New York

The first chart below shows that Latinos have the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer. This is consistent with the higher rates of premature mortality (YPLL) seen in the middle chart. The third chart compares the YPLL rate per incidence of cervical cancer, which interestingly is the highest for the white population.


Methodology note: Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a widely used measure to assess the rate of premature mortality. YPLL places a larger weight on the deaths of younger people, in contrast with overall mortality statistics which are dominated by deaths of the elderly. The YPLL rates in Common Ground Health analyses are derived using 75 years as the baseline. A death at age 65 has YPLL of 10, where as a death at age 35 has a YPLL of 40. The rates are calculated per 100,000 population and are age-sex adjusted to account for differences in population distribution.

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