According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 620 people died in Linn County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 15 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 143 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 11 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Linn County at the time of the 2000 census was 40.7, compared with 36.9 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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