A modified procedure for calculating person years of life lost

Janasamkhya. 1992 Jun;10(1-2):1-12.


"This study has proposed a modified procedure for the calculation of PYLL [person years of life lost] which takes competing risk of death into consideration. An application of the modified and old procedures to the data on ten leading causes of death in Bombay shows that the old procedure underestimates the actual PYLL in...all the causes of death under study except dysentery, pneumonia and prematurity. This study suggests tuberculosis, pneumonia, prematurity, heart disease and dysentery in males and pneumonia, prematurity, dysentery, tuberculosis and heart disease in females in that order, as the first five leading causes of death in Bombay in 1984."

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Cause of Death*
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Disease
  • Heart Diseases*
  • India
  • Infections
  • Mortality*
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Research
  • Sex Factors*
  • Statistics as Topic*
  • Tuberculosis*