According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 917 people died in Clay County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 12 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 238 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 12 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Clay County at the time of the 2000 census was 37.7, compared with 36.1 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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