Selected Health Indicators in North Dakota
Years of Potential Life Lost

Year 2000 Goal:
There is no Year 2000 Goal for
Years of Potential Life Lost.

U.S. 1989-1993:
5554.8 years lost before age 65
per 100,000 people under
65 years of age.

N.D. 1990-1994:
3961 years lost before age 65
per 100,000 people under
65 years of age.

Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL)is a measure of premature death which has been defined as the number of years between the age of death (for those who die before age 65) and age 65.

Example:
A 16 year old dies from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. This death represents 49 years of potential life lost.


The overall Years of Potential Life Lost rate for North Dakota is lower than the United States Years of Potential Life Lost rate.

Accidents include all poisonings and injuries not related to motor vehicle accidents.

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Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 1996, 11:14:49 AM
Allen Johnson - ND Health Dept. DP Coordinator - ajohnson@state.nd.us