According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 976 people died in Brooke 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, 230 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3 per thousand people, compared with 2.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 15 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Brooke County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.0, compared with 39.0 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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