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Number of years of potential life lost prior to age 75 per 100,000 population.

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Premature Death: Iowa

Iowa Premature Death (1990-2013) see more
  • Number of years of potential life lost prior to age 75 per 100,000 population.

Premature Death

United States Premature Death (1990-2013) see more
  • Number of years of potential life lost prior to age 75 per 100,000 population.
Ranking Value State
0 9350 District of Columbia
1 5493 Minnesota
2 5681 Vermont
3 5732 Connecticut
4 5736 Massachusetts
5 5822 New Hampshire
6 5873 California
7 6062 Washington
8 6064 Hawaii
9 6091 New Jersey
10 6092 New York
11 6112 Colorado
12 6231 Utah
13 6309 Nebraska
14 6332 Wisconsin
15 6491 Iowa
16 6504 Idaho
16 6504 North Dakota
18 6516 Oregon
19 6618 Maine
20 6662 Rhode Island
21 6816 Virginia
22 6963 South Dakota
23 6976 Illinois
24 7059 Maryland
25 7135 Arizona
26 7325 Alaska
27 7336 Kansas
28 7366 Texas
29 7370 Montana
30 7408 Pennsylvania
31 7536 Florida
32 7727 Nevada
33 7754 Wyoming
34 7821 Michigan
35 7824 Delaware
36 7892 North Carolina
37 7925 New Mexico
38 8068 Ohio
39 8126 Indiana
40 8230 Missouri
41 8243 Georgia
42 9098 South Carolina
43 9440 Tennessee
44 9620 Arkansas
45 9622 Kentucky
46 9806 Louisiana
47 9838 Oklahoma
48 9959 West Virginia
49 10185 Alabama
50 10821 Mississippi

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Premature Death is the age-adjusted loss of years of life due to death before age 75, [1] or YPLL-75. For example, the death of a 25-year-old would account for 50 years of lost life, while the death of a 60-year-old would account for 15 years. The 2013 ranks are based on 2010 mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

Premature death is a measure of mortality that reflects the age of death for persons younger than 75 years of age. A person who dies very young contributes more towards the overall measure and causes it to increase more than someone who dies closer to age 75. Deaths occurring in younger people are more likely to be preventable than those occurring in older people and are often indicative of failures in the health care system and/or lifestyle factors. According to 2009 mortality data, cancer, unintentional injury, heart disease, suicide, and deaths occurring during the perinatal period are the top 5 causes of premature death in the United States.[2] Many of these causes of death are preventable through lifestyle modifications. Lung cancer is the largest contributor towards premature cancer deaths, and smoking cessation can greatly decrease the risk of lung cancer. Heart disease is tied to several modifiable risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and physical inactivity. A variety of intervention strategies that encourage healthy lifestyles and preventative care can be effective in decreasing premature death.

Premature death varies from a low of 5,493 years lost per 100,000 population in Minnesota to 10,821 years lost per 100,000 population in Mississippi. Nationally, 6,981 years were lost before the age of 75 per 100,000 population, 170 fewer years lost than in the 2012 Edition. Premature death has slowly declined since the 2008 Edition, from 7,490 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population to the current rate.



[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature mortality in the United States: Public health issues in the use of years of potential life lost. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1986;35(suppl 2):1S-11S.

[2] CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). WISQARS Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) Report, 2009. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, NCIPC.