According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 678 people died in Bee County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 7 per thousand people, compared with 7 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 132 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 17 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Bee County at the time of the 2000 census was 34.4, compared with 33.9 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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