According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 2,340 people died in Bossier Parish in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 8 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 594 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 53 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.2 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Bossier Parish at the time of the 2000 census was 34.7, compared with 35.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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