Figure 3.6.6: Preventable potential years of life lost by cause group by age group, rate per 1,000, age <75
Middlesex-London, 2013–2015 annual average
The top causes of potential years of life lost varies considerably by age. The top two by age group were exactly the same as were found for preventable mortality. Injuries by far contributed the greatest burden to PYLL for those aged 0-19 followed by infection from 2013 to 2015. For those aged 20-44, injuries also contributed the greatest burden of PYLL followed by alcohol and drugs. In those aged 45-64, injury slipped to second place behind cancer and in those 65-74, cancer and cardiovascular disease contributed the greatest burden of PYLL.