According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 1,294 people died in Wapello County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 12 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 297 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.7 per thousand people, compared with 2.2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 15 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Wapello County at the time of the 2000 census was 39.6, compared with 37.6 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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