Mortality in Iraq

  title={Mortality in Iraq},
  author={Debarati Guha-Sapir and Olivier Degomme and Jon Pedersen},
  journal={The Lancet},

Iraq War mortality estimates: A systematic review

The mortality burden of the war and its sequelae on Iraq is large and there is a pressing need to promote sound epidemiologic approaches to determining mortality estimates and to establish guidelines for policy-makers, the media and the public on how to interpret these estimates.

Ten-Year Mortality Trends and Natural Causes of Death in the Iraqi Kurdistan

Analysis of mortality data retrieved from official government databases in Iraqi Kurdistan confirms that the region is facing a burden of non-communicable diseases, coupled with high proportions of infectious diseases, and highlights the need for implementation of health monitoring systems.

AIDS, conflict and the media in Africa: risks in reporting bad data badly

The aim of this manuscript is to stimulate awareness and debate among persons and organisations working on HIV/AIDS as well as the media in order to improve dialogue and ultimately to reduce stigma and discrimination amongst an already vulnerable group – conflict-affected and displaced persons.

Estimating excess deaths in Iraq since the US—British‐led invasion

Two surveys published in The Lancet in 2004 and 2006 estimated the number of Iraqis dead at 10 times figures previously given raised a storm of protest, and statistical analysts of the surveys discuss how statistical messages should be best communicated.

Adverse health consequences of the Iraq War

Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003–2011 War and Occupation: Findings from a National Cluster Sample Survey by the University Collaborative Iraq Mortality Study

Based on a survey of 2,000 randomly selected households throughout Iraq, Amy Hagopian and colleagues estimate that close to half a million excess deaths are attributable to the recent Iraq war and

Ethical Objectives and Values in Peace Psychology and Social Justice Research

Ethical standards in research with human participants typically include informed consent and avoidance of physical or emotional harm. In the field of peace psychology and related social justice

The Cross-National Market in Human Beings

Human trafficking, as defined here, is moving human beings across borders for the purpose of enslaving them. Human trafficking may be in the sex trade, forced labor or service, extraction of body

Caught in the middle: multinational enterprise strategy in interstate warfare

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate interstate warfare and its association with foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprise (MNE) strategy by integrating insights

Confidence Intervals for the Population Mean Tailored to Small Sample Sizes, with Applications to Survey Sampling

A method for constructing much narrower confidence intervals, which are better suited for practical applications, and that are still more robust than confidence intervals based on standard methods, when dealing with small sample sizes are presented.



Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Were valid and ethical field methods used in this survey?

The problems presented by this reported rapid interviewing rate are described: inadequacy of the timeframe, likely compromise to data validity, increased risk to interviewees, and the improbability of maintaining ethical standards for academic epidemiological research.

Annual mortality rates and excess deaths of children under five in Iraq, 1991-98

The number of 'excess' under-5 deaths in Iraq between 1991 and 1998 was calculated assuming that, instead of the rates measured by the 1999 survey for this period, either (a) average mortality rates for the period 1986-90 had been maintained, or (b) mortality had continued to decline at the rate observed between 1974 and 1990.

Bias in Epidemiological Studies of Conflict Mortality

Cluster sampling has recently been used to estimate the mortality in various conflicts around the world. The Burnham et al. study on Iraq employs a new variant of this cluster sampling methodology.

Open letter to Tony Blair: Call to prevent escalating violence

  • C. Stephens
  • Political Science
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2003
The latest report released by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI) is a UN report on likely humanitarian scenarios of war on Iraq and provides evidence of the short and long term adverse health impacts of the use of force internationally.

Prospective Study of One Million Deaths in India: Rationale, Design, and Validation Results

This study will reliably document not only the underlying cause of child and adult deaths but also key risk factors (behavioral, physical, environmental, and eventually, genetic) and strengthens India's flagship mortality monitoring system.