Years of Potential Life Lost

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Top causes for premature death among females were: cancer, unintentional injury, conditions of the perinatal period and heart disease.
  • Top causes among males were: unintentional injuries, heart disease and cancer.
  • Rhode Islands years of potential life lost age adjusted rate per 100,00 for all causes of death was 3591.5 which was 18% lower than the national rate (4396.0) but higher than Connecticut (3461.8) and Massachusetts (3277.6).

By Leading Cause of Death, 2007

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Rates: Age-adjusted per 100,000 population.

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