TABLE 63 Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost Due to Transportation Accidents: 1991-2000

TABLE 63 Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost Due to Transportation Accidents: 1991-2000

(Percentage of total deaths of people under 65 years)

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Deaths 6.2 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.2 5.8 6.0
YPLL 10.4 9.8 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.4 10.5 10.4 10.0 10.2

NOTE: Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is the difference between the age of death and 65 years of age. Fatalities of people 65 years old and older are not included in this calculation.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/, as of February 2003.