According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 2,459 people died in Adams 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, 601 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.9 per thousand people, compared with 2.1 per thousand statewide.
A reported 38 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.2 per thousand people, compared with 0.1 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Adams County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.1, compared with 35.8 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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