According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 614 people died in Union County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 12 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 139 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.7 per thousand people, compared with 1.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 13 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Union County at the time of the 2000 census was 43.5, compared with 34.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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