According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 738 people died in Effingham County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 6 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 178 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 1.6 per thousand people, compared with 1.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 32 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.3 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Effingham County at the time of the 2000 census was 33.5, compared with 34.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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