Increase in years of life after eliminating causes of death: significance for health priorities.


The theory of competing risks of death has been applied in this study for the construction of two indices: (1) increase in the expectation of life as a function of age, and (2) increase in the average number of years to be lived by a newborn up to various ages, when selected causes of death are eliminated. The indices have been applied to the 1970 mortality… (More)