PPYLLPotentially Productive Years of Life Lost
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The PPYLL method applies a 3% discount rate, compounded for years of life in the future lost to premature death.
In the 11 countries examined, in 2000 the cumulative PPYLL from injuries exceeded the burden of infectious diseases, diseases of the circulatory system, or malignant neoplasms (Figure 1).
Unintentional injuries exceeded external injuries of undetermined intent and intentional injuries in YPLL and PPYLL in all but Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Venezuela, where intentional injuries created a greater burden (Figure 4).