According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 905 people died in Mason 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, 222 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.8 per thousand people, compared with 2.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 21 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.3 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Mason County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.7, compared with 39.0 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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