According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 38,487 people died in Pinellas County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 14 per thousand people, compared with 10 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 8,503 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.1 per thousand people, compared with 2.5 per thousand statewide.
A reported 385 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in Pinellas County at the time of the 2000 census was 43.4, compared with 39.5 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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