3 ; 1 ; in Month : January (2021) Article No : sphrj-v3-1012
Al-Mosawi AJ

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.

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