According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 550 people died in Bamberg County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 11 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 126 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.1 per thousand statewide.
A reported 14 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Bamberg County at the time of the 2000 census was 36.7, compared with 36.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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