According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 408 people died in Magoffin County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 10 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 103 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.6 per thousand people, compared with 2.3 per thousand statewide.
A reported 11 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Magoffin County at the time of the 2000 census was 34.6, compared with 36.7 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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