Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cross-National Mortality Rates

Can be found here.

As Ian notes on the Corner, even taking into account the differential in the age of populations (developed countries tend to have older populations and hence inflated mortality rates), the rate reported in the Iraq Death Study (henceforth IDS) isn't quite the unique international disaster its authors would have us believe. And I find it interesting that the mortality rate the Fact Book reports for Iraq in 2006 isn't all that distinct from the baseline reported in the IDS for the pre-invasion. Hmmmmm.


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