According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 578 people died in Harris County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 8 per thousand people, compared with 8 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 139 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 1.9 per thousand people, compared with 1.7 per thousand statewide.
A reported 12 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Harris County at the time of the 2000 census was 37.7, compared with 34.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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