Years of Potential Life Lost Rate by Race/Ethnicity & Gender

New York Finger Lakes Region (2013-2015)

The rates of YPLL are higher for men than women across all three racial/ethnic groups. And the African-American disparity is persistent for both men and women.

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.

Years of Potential Life Lost Rate by Race/Ethnicity & Gender chart