THE LANCET STUDY

Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey The Lancet 2004; 364:1857-1864 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17441-2   Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey   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…