Northeast Ohio residents in select urban and exurban communities have shorter overall life expectancies and suffer disproportionately from chronic illness than their suburban and exurban counterparts.

These disparities are shaped by social, environmental, and economic conditions that affect both the choices available to them and their health outcomes.

Years of Potential Life Lost

Years of Potential Life Lost Map, NCHS County Health Rankings

Years of Potential Life Lost

Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) measures the relative impact of various diseases and other lethal forces on a population.

The YPLL metric uses 75 years as the standard for life expectancy. The YPLL aggregates the number of years each person who died would needed to have lived to reach the age of 75. This aggregate number is then divided by 1,000.

NCHS County Health Rankings

Comparing Years of Potential Life Lost

The region has a lower YPLL (75.1) than the State of Ohio and the United States. The Youngstown-Warren housing market has the highest YPLL (87.5). The Wooster housing market has the lowest YPLL (87.5). Mahoning County has the highest YPLL (87.9). Geauga County has the lowest YPLL (50.0).

NCHS County Health Rankings

Obesity in Northeast Ohio Counties

County Level Estimates of Obesity - Percentage of Adults in Ohio by Trends, 2008, CDC

Bronchitis and Asthma in Northeast Ohio

Bronchitis and Asthma

Children with Elevated Blood Levels in Cuyahoga County, 1997-2000

Cuyahoga County Blood Lead Levels

Differences in Life Expectancy in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Life Expectancy

Map of Prevalence of Hypertension in Northeast Ohio, 2005

NEO Hypertension Map

Map of Prevalence of Low Birth Rates in Northeast Ohio, 2007-2009

Low Birth Rate

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