Cost Of War In Iraq

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Published on November 15, 2007

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The Human Cost of War in Iraq A Mortality Study, 2002-2007

Summary 600,000 people have been killed in the violence of the war Survey conducted by an American & Iraqi team of public health researchers This survey is the only population-based assessment of fatalities in Iraq during the war Method: Surveyed more than 1800 households randomly selected in clusters that represent Iraq’s population

600,000 people have been killed in the violence of the war

Survey conducted by an American & Iraqi team of public health researchers

This survey is the only population-based assessment of fatalities in Iraq during the war

Method:

Surveyed more than 1800 households randomly selected in clusters that represent Iraq’s population

Summary Survey done in Iraq by Iraqi people All were doctors These doctors spoke both English and Arabic +/- 5% chance of error in the survey Which is a common finding in large surveys Why??

Survey done in Iraq by Iraqi people

All were doctors

These doctors spoke both English and Arabic

+/- 5% chance of error in the survey

Which is a common finding in large surveys

Why??

Summary Survey also reflects growing sectarian violence What is sectarian violence? 53,000 deaths due to non-violent causes (most in recent months) Suggests a worsening of health status & access to health care

Survey also reflects growing sectarian violence

What is sectarian violence?

53,000 deaths due to non-violent causes (most in recent months)

Suggests a worsening of health status & access to health care

Methods Between May-July 2006, a national cluster survey was conducted in Iraq to assess deaths occurring during the period from Jan. 1, 2002 through the time of the survey Households: 1,849 Persons: 12,801 This survey mirrored a similar survey from 2004 Both surveys used standard methods for estimating deaths in conflict situations, using population-based methods

Between May-July 2006, a national cluster survey was conducted in Iraq to assess deaths occurring during the period from Jan. 1, 2002 through the time of the survey

Households: 1,849

Persons: 12,801

This survey mirrored a similar survey from 2004

Both surveys used standard methods for estimating deaths in conflict situations, using population-based methods

Key Findings Death Rates 5.5/1000 pre-invasion 13.2/1000 post-invasion Through July 2006: 654,965 “excess deaths” Fatalities above the pre-invasion death rate Of post invasion deaths, 601, 027 were due to violent causes Since March 2003, an additional 2.5% of Iraq’s population have died above what would have occurred without conflict/invasion

Death Rates

5.5/1000 pre-invasion

13.2/1000 post-invasion

Through July 2006: 654,965 “excess deaths”

Fatalities above the pre-invasion death rate

Of post invasion deaths, 601, 027 were due to violent causes

Since March 2003, an additional 2.5% of Iraq’s population have died above what would have occurred without conflict/invasion

Questions What was the most common reason for death? 1. Gunfire 2. Car Bombings What sex has suffered the most losses? Male What age group of men have most of these losses been in? 15-44 years

What was the most common reason for death?

1. Gunfire 2. Car Bombings

What sex has suffered the most losses?

Male

What age group of men have most of these losses been in?

15-44 years

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