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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:43 PM
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PDF of Lancet Report on 650,000 Iraqi deaths
Here's the report with graphs, maps and other source material.

200k PDF
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 09:05 AM
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Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 09:20 AM by zulchzulu
For the daytime folks... this document is only available if you sign up... the PDF is small enough to send to Freepers... :->
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 04:31 PM
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I will also include the link to the earlier Lancet Report (100,000 dead Iraqis):

Lancet Report on Iraqi Mortality

Read the report>>>http://www.epic-usa.org/Portals/1/Lancet_report_on_iraq...

Detailed Summary

Background


In March, 2003, military forces, mainly from the USA and the UK, invaded Iraq. We did a survey to compare mortality during the period of 14.6 months before the invasion with the 17.8 months after it.

Methods

A cluster sample survey was undertaken throughout Iraq during September, 2004. 33 clusters of 30 households each were interviewed about household composition, births, and deaths since January, 2002. In those households reporting deaths, the date, cause, and circumstances of violent deaths were recorded. We assessed the relative risk of death associated with the 2003 invasion and occupation by comparing mortality in the 17.8 months after the invasion with the 14.6-month period preceding it.

Findings

The risk of death was estimated to be 2.5-fold (95% CI 1.6-4.2) higher after the invasion when compared with the preinvasion period. Two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city of Falluja. If we exclude the Falluja data, the risk of death is 1.5-fold (1.1-2.3) higher after the invasion. We estimate that 98000 more deaths than expected (8000-194000) happened after the invasion outside of Falluja and far more if the outlier Falluja cluster is included. The major causes of death before the invasion were myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accidents, and other chronic disorders whereas after the invasion violence was the primary cause of death. Violent deaths were widespread, reported in 15 of 33 clusters, and were mainly attributed to coalition forces. Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children. The risk of death from violence in the period after the invasion was 58 times higher (95% CI 8.1-419) than in the period before the war.

Interpretation

Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Violence accounted for most of the excess deaths and air strikes from coalition forces accounted for most violent deaths. We have shown that collection of public-health information is possible even during periods of extreme violence. Our results need further verification and should lead to changes to reduce non-combatant deaths from air strikes.

http://www.epic-usa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=424
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