According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 35,818 people died in New York County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 8 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 8,679 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 1.9 per thousand people, compared with 2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 200 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in New York County at the time of the 2000 census was 38.2, compared with 36.8 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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