Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Quality of Life

Potential Years of Life Lost

Overall
By Sex
By Income Quintile

Overall

Potential years of life lost (PYLL) is the number of years of potential life not lived when a person dies before age 75. For example, a death of a 25 year old would represent 50 years of potential life lost (i.e. 75 – 25 = 50). For the purpose of this HealthSTATS page, PYLL will be reported as an age-standardized rate per 1,000 persons aged 0 to 74 years.  

In 2012, the age-standardized PYLL rate in Simcoe Muskoka was 50.7 (50.1, 51.3) per 1,000 (<75 years), which was significantly higher than the age-standardized Ontario PYLL rate of 44.3 (44.2, 44.4) per 1,000 (<75 years). The PYLL rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario shrank by more than one-third, or by an average of two per cent per year, over the 27 year period between 1986 and 2012.

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By Sex

In 2012, the age-standardized PYLL rate among Simcoe Muskoka males (<75 years) was 62.7 (61.8, 63.7) per 1,000, which was significantly higher than the age-standardized PYLL rate of 38.8 (38.0, 39.6) per 1,000 Simcoe Muskoka females (<75 years). Between 1986 and 2012, the PYLL rate among males in Simcoe Muskoka was consistently higher than the female rate; however, both rates showed the same average decreasing trend of two per cent per year (which was also consistent with the overall Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario long-term trends).

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By Income Quintile

In Simcoe Muskoka for the years from 2006-2012 (combined), those living in neighbourhoods in the lowest income quintile had an age-standardized PYLL rate of 69.1 (68.3, 69.8) per 1,000 (<75 years). This was nearly double the PYLL rate of 35.4 (34.9, 35.8) per 1,000 (<75 years) among those living in neighbourhoods in the highest income quintile.

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