According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 338 people died in Pocahontas County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 12 per thousand people, compared with 12 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 68 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 7 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Pocahontas County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.2, compared with 39.0 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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