According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 494 people died in Cherokee 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, 127 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.3 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 9 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Cherokee County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.1, compared with 37.6 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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