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).”

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