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Health Indicator Report of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) Before Age 65 Years

Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature death.

Data Source

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of the number of years not lived by each individual who died before reaching a predetermined age, such as 65. This measure weights deaths at younger ages more heavily than deaths at older ages; the younger the age at death, the greater the number of years of potential life lost.


The YPLL for a population is computed as the sum of all the individual YPLL for individuals who died before age 65 years during a specific time period.


The number of persons in the population under the age of 65 years.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The rate of YPLL before age 65 among New Jersey residents is below that of the nation as a whole and in recent years the gap has widened.
Page Content Updated On 01/23/2017, Published on 01/23/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:08 EDT