|Data Dictionary:||Health Data 2018 Release|
|Data Source:||Social Explorer; County Health Rankings & Roadmaps|
|T7.||Years of Potential Life Lost|
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; Health Data 2015: Technical Documentation|
|Health Data: Technical Documentation -> Subject Definitions -> T7: Years of Potential Life Lost|
Premature Deaths (Less Than 75 Years) is the number of deaths under age 75. Measuring premature mortality, rather than overall mortality, reflects the County Health Rankings' intent to focus attention on deaths that could have been prevented.
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) is the years of potential life lost before age 75 (YPLL-75). Every death occurring before the age of 75 contributes to the total number of years of potential life lost. For example, a person dying at age 25 contributes 50 years of life lost, whereas a person who dies at age 65 contributes 10 years of life lost to a county's YPLL. The YPLL measure is presented as a rate per 100,000 population and is age-adjusted to the 2000 US population.