According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 22,971 people died in Bergen County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 9 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 6,259 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.4 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 149 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, compared with 0.1 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Bergen County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.2, compared with 37.2 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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