According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,649 people died in Tazewell County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 12 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 334 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.5 per thousand people, compared with 1.9 per thousand statewide.
A reported 29 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.2 per thousand people, compared with 0.1 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Tazewell County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.7, compared with 36.2 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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