According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,236 people died in Hancock County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 13 per thousand people, compared with 12 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 270 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 10 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Hancock County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.3, compared with 39.0 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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