Rising mortality from injury in urban China: demographic burden, underlying causes and policy implications
Jiaying Zhao, Edward Jow-Ching Tu, Christine McMurray & Adrian Sleigh
Volume 90, Number 6, June 2012, 461-467
Table 1. Amenable loss of life expectancy (LE) in urban China owing to preventable injury, by sex, age and type of injury, 2004–2005
|Characteristic||LE if injury eliminated (years)
|Loss of LE from injurya (years)
|Benchmark LEb (years)
|Potential increase in LEc (years)
|Amenable loss of LEd (%)
|Type of injury|
a Column B = column A minus actual LE in 2004–2005 (76.21 years overall, 73.88 years for males and 78.78 years for females).
b Column C shows the LE benchmarks used (drawn from Greece, the Netherlands and Sweden, countries with low mortality from injuries).
c Column D = column C minus actual LE in 2004–2005.
d Column E = (D/B) × 100. “Amenable loss of LE” refers to years of life expectancy attributable to the avoidable component of injury. In column E the amenable loss of LE is expressed as a proportion (%) of the total LE lost due to injury.
Data on life expectancy were obtained from the World Health Organization and the Third National Retrospective Survey on Causes of Death.4,12