According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,554 people died in Mifflin County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 11 per thousand people, compared with 11 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 348 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 14 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Mifflin County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.3, compared with 38.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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