Mortality in Iraq associated with the 2003-2011 war and occupation: Findings from a national cluster sample survey
Conclusions: Most mortality increases in Iraq can be attributed to direct violence, but about a third are attributable to indirect causes (such as from failures of health, sanitation, transportation, communication and other systems). Approximately a half-million deaths in Iraq could be attributable to the war.
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
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Describe the basic scientific methods involved in using a household survey to generate death rates that can be used to estimate national mortality. Describe how to generate adult risk of death using a survey of adult siblings in a random sample of households in geographic clusters. Describe the direct and indirect causes of death, and an estimate of the total number of deaths associated with the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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