According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 3,043 people died in Rockingham County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 11 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 718 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.6 per thousand people, compared with 2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 58 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.2 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Rockingham County at the time of the 2000 census was 38.7, compared with 36.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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