According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 8,577 people died in Lake County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 13 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 2,156 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.4 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 161 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.3 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Lake County at the time of the 2000 census was 44.5, compared with 39.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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