According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 327 people died in Sullivan County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 17 per thousand people, compared with 11 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 69 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.5 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 7 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Sullivan County at the time of the 2000 census was 43.0, compared with 38.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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