Depending on the cause of death, racial/ethnic and gender disparities exist on years of potential life lost in the United States. Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) can be defined as the number of years lost when death occurs before one’s life expectancy.

AS Description: Depending on the cause of death, racial/ethnic and gender disparities exist on years of potential life lost in the United States. Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) can be defined as the number of years lost when death occurs before one’s life expectancy. For this assignment, life expectancy will be set for everyone at 75. For YPLL, a death of a very young person is weighted more than a death of a very old person (McKenzie, Pinger, & Seabert, 2018).
AS Instructions: Investigate one cause of death (infant mortality, homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries (such as car accidents, drowning, falling, etc.), pregnancy complications, COVID-19, etc.) in the United States and research the YPLL for racial/ethnic groups and genders. Summarize your findings in your paper and discuss how calculating YPLL can change the way we think about that particular cause of death differently.
Provide factual documentation that reinforces your findings from at least three peer reviewed sources and include the citations in your narrative (where appropriate) and in your reference section using APA format. Upload your assignment as a Word document, 500 words, double-spaced, APA format.

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