Premature Death

A measure of numbers and ages of premature deaths

Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 People

Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 People

wdt_ID Year Clark County Ohio
2 2011 8,932 7,578
3 2012 8,763 7,513
4 2013 9,022 7,457
5 2014 9,022 7,457
6 2015 9,256 7,466
7 2016 9,100 7,534
8 2017 9,500 7,566
9 2018 10,000 7,734

These data show the rate of years of potential life lost per 100,000 people in Clark County and Ohio.

Years of Potential Life Lost for a death is calculated by taking 75 minus the actual age of death (deaths over age 75 are not counted). In other words, a death at age 50 equal 25 years of potential life lost.

Data shown are based on three-year estimates, not single-year estimates. Single-year estimates would be make year-by-year comparisons easier but would be less statistically powerful.

  • The rate of years of potential life lost in Clark County has increased from 2011 to 2019*.
  • There is a higher rate of years of potential life lost in Clark County than in Ohio in every year since 2011*.

 

*Denotes a statistically significant finding with 95% confidence, the standard for County Health Rankings

All data were collected from County Health Rankings, which are “provided by NCHS and drawn from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).”

This post was last updated on 16 July 2019.

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