According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 734 people died in Dare County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 8 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 205 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.3 per thousand people, compared with 2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 13 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Dare County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.6, compared with 36.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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