According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,149 people died in Lincoln County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 11 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 322 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.2 per thousand people, compared with 2.4 per thousand statewide.
A reported 17 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Lincoln County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.6, compared with 38.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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