Years of Life Lost Age-Standardized Rate

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Age-Adjusted Years Life Lost Rate; Age-Adjusted Rate of Years of Life Lost


Years of Life Lost (YLL) Age-Standardized Rate is the amount of years of life lost per population member of a standard population. Since most diseases are related to age, applying YLL rates (by age category) to a standard population minimizes the effects of the sometimes drastically different age compositions of populations to allow for proper comparisons. Often age-standardized YLL rates will be multiplied by a factor of 10n to become “per 10n people”; for example, a rate of 0.0005 becomes 50 per 100,000 people.


Public Health Social Policy Standard Population Population Member Proper Comparison 

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