Table 3

Relative importance of avoidable death causes (EC list) for women by time period. Belgium. Standardised YPLL rates/100 000

EC avoidable causes (in decreasing order for Period 1)YPLL (standardised rates/100 000)Ranks   Ratio P4/P1*100
Period 1Period 2Period 3Period 4
Motor vehicle accidents355.2297.7265.8245.91269.2
Malignant neoplasm of the breast266.7282.4277.2262.12198.3
Hypertensive and cerebrovascular disease194.2151.3136.6106.73354.9
Ischaemic heart disease166.5135.7103.880.84448.5
Malignant neoplasm of the cervix/uterus body70.357.552.849.25770.0
Cirrhosis of liver65.267.471.864.66699.1
Malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus and lung46.848.557.473.175156.2
Congenital cardiovascular anomalies29.124.514.312.89944.0
Hodgkin's disease20.914.112.85.2101024.9
Chronic rheumatic heart disease15.
Maternal mortality12.
Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis6.
Peptic ulcers6.
Malignant neoplasm of the skin (non-melanoma)
Abdominal hernia1.
All causes3223.22882.72542.22362.973.3
Total EC avoidable causes1308.31140.91035.1939.171.8
In % of all causes40.6%39.6%40.7%39.7%