According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,000 people died in Rio Arriba County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 8 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 178 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 1.4 per thousand people, compared with 1.6 per thousand statewide.
A reported 75 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.6 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Rio Arriba County at the time of the 2000 census was 35.2, compared with 35.4 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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