According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 14,432 people died in Sarasota County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 15 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 3,637 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.7 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 146 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Sarasota County at the time of the 2000 census was 48.4, compared with 39.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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