Years of Life Lost Due to Mortality

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The Years of Life Lost Due to Mortality refers to the number of years that an individual loses by dying before his life expectancy. For example if a woman dies at the age of 63, and she is supposed to die at the age of 82.5 (life expectancy), she has lost 19.5 years. This is the burden of a disease due to years of life lost, one of the two components of DALY.


Public Health Life Expectancy Social Policy Life Lost 
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