Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories

Potential years of life lost of population, rate

Potential years of life lost refers to the number of years of potential life not lived when a person dies "prematurely", defined for this indicator as before age 75. For a population, potential years of life lost is the total years lost calculated for all deaths in a specified period.

Population refers to the total membership, based on specific characteristics, of a group of people, objects or events at a given time and within a particular geographic area.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Age-standardized rate per 100,000 population
  • Rate per 100,000 population
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