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How many excess deaths?

Posted by DonaldJohnson on 19 Oct 2013 at 17:17 GMT

I am a confused layperson. The abstract says there were over 400,000 excess deaths from 2003-2011, and in fact more than 500,000 when allowing for deaths in families that left Iraq. Over 60 percent were from violence. Yet within the paper it says that the number of deaths was 376,000, of which about 180,000 were excess deaths, and 130,000 from violence.

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RE: How many excess deaths?

larrymo replied to DonaldJohnson on 22 Oct 2013 at 22:52 GMT

376,000 is the number of deaths among adults aged 15–60 years, not total deaths

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RE: RE: How many excess deaths?

DonaldJohnson replied to larrymo on 23 Oct 2013 at 01:14 GMT

Yes, thanks. So 405,000 excess deaths, of which 187,000 were adults between 15-60 and of that group , 132,000 died from violence and over 60 percent of the total excess deaths came from violence. So there were over 240,000 from violence,nearly half either elderly or children, if one goes by their mid range estimate. Considerably higher than the IBC number, consistent with the 150,000 figure found in the IFHS study (for the period up to mid 2006) and much lower than the second Johns Hopkins paper (600,000 violent deaths by mid 2006).

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