According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 299 people died in Glades County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 9 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 89 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.8 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 12 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Glades County at the time of the 2000 census was 40.8, compared with 39.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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