Mortality and Person-Years of Life Lost - End of Life Summary Table

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.

Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2020 target
Measure Name Years of Life Lost Mortality
Year Range 1975-2018 1975-2018
Measure

The difference between the actual age stemming from the disease/cause and the expected age of death.

The number of cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year, age-adjusted to a U.S. 2000 standard population.

Recent Summary Trend Falling Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018 2014-2018
Desired Direction Falling Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Years of Life Lost, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Mortality, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the average years of life lost due to cancer was 15.3. In 2018, the death rate for all cancers combined was 149.1 per 100,000 people per year.
Healthy People 2020 Target There is no Healthy People 2020 target for average-years of life lost due to cancer. Reduce the overall cancer death rate to 161.4 cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year.
More Information Years of Life Lost Mortality
Last Updated November 2020 November 2020
Measure Name: Years of Life Lost
Measure Name Years of Life Lost
Year Range 1975-2018
Measure

The difference between the actual age stemming from the disease/cause and the expected age of death.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Years of Life Lost, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the average years of life lost due to cancer was 15.3.
Healthy People 2020 Target There is no Healthy People 2020 target for average-years of life lost due to cancer.
More Information Years of Life Lost
Measure Name: Mortality
Measure Name Mortality
Year Range 1975-2018
Measure

The number of cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year, age-adjusted to a U.S. 2000 standard population.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Mortality, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the death rate for all cancers combined was 149.1 per 100,000 people per year.
Healthy People 2020 Target Reduce the overall cancer death rate to 161.4 cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year.
More Information Mortality