According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 251 people died in Bethel census area in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 5 per thousand people, compared with 5 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 52 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 1.1 per thousand people, compared with 1.1 per thousand statewide.
A reported 11 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Bethel census area at the time of the 2000 census was 28.5, compared with 32.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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