Mortality pattern in Iraq before covid-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Aamir Jalal Al-Mosawi The National Training and Development Center of the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33702/chmer.2021.2.1.3

Keywords:

Mortality pattern, Iraq, covid-19.

Abstract

By the end of the 31st of December, 2020, covid-19 affected 595,291 individuals in Iraq and resulted in the death of 12,813 of them, a number that is equivalent to about 9% of the annual deaths in Iraq reported during the years 2018 and 2019. Covid-19 resulted in a death rate of 33/ 100000 population in Iraq during the year 2020. It is clear that covid-19 pandemic is changing the mortality pattern in Iraq and in many areas in the world, and therefore, it is necessary to document the mortality pattern before the pandemic to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of the pandemic. The aim of this paper is to describe the mortality pattern in Iraq before covid-19 pandemic.

Conclusion: Covid-19 pandemic has changed the pattern of mortality in Iraq.

References

-https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/iraq/ [Accessed: December 31, 2020, 19:00 GMT]

-Al-Mosawi AJ. Iraq healthcare system before covid-19 pandemic. Scholar’s press 2021 (ISBN: 978-613-8-94749-3).

-Al-Mosawi AJ. Iraq Healthcare System before Covid-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Research Studies in Medical and Health Sciences 2020 December; 5 (12):1-8. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4335171

-https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us// [Accessed: December 31, 2020, 19:00 GMT]

-https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm [Accessed: January, 1, 2021]

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Published

2021-03-03

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Review Article