Death Rates

5.14 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

8.27 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Which one of these statistics belongs to the U.S., and which one belongs to the country we invaded five years ago?


Mike said...

Too bad more than 25% of the population over the age of 15 can read your post.

Also note that the infant mortality rate in Iraq is 7.2 times what it is in the US (45.43 vs 6.3/1,000 live births).

I love statistics.

Breeden doesn't believe in 50% of them.

Mike said...


The US has 28,000,000+ people over the age of 65 or ~12.7% of the population while Iraq has only 850,000 people or 3% in the same range. Old people are more likely to die.


Lylah M. Alphonse said...

Did a Paci actually write "the country we invaded"? *Rubs eyes, blinks*

George said...

Well, a bunch of people in American (and British, and Eastern European) uniforms crossed the border of Iraq without being invited in by the government. Some dictionaries are picky and don't call that an "invasion" -- they also require "a view to conquest or plunder".

But if it's good enough for Normandy....

Speaking of France, am I the only one who's confused by feelings of respect for a French leader now?