According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 2,620 people died in Dubuque County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 10 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 596 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.2 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 22 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Dubuque County at the time of the 2000 census was 37.5, compared with 37.6 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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