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Table 2 Sample selection clusters across Iraqi governorates for 2011 Iraq mortality study, compared to Iraq population estimates

From: A two-stage cluster sampling method using gridded population data, a GIS, and Google EarthTM imagery in a population-based mortality survey in Iraq

Governorates Estimated population1 Percentage of Iraqi population No. of clusters Percentage of sample Difference (pop% - sample%) No. of individuals2 Percentage of sample Difference (pop% - sample%)
Al-Anbar 1,451,583 4.52 7 7 −2.48 990 9.28 −4.76
Al-Muthanna 719,824 2.24 1 1 1.24 142 1.33 0.91
Al-Najaf 1,180,681 3.68 2 2 1.68 200 1.88 1.80
Al-Qadisiya 1,121,782 3.49 4 4 −0.51 580 5.44 −1.95
Babil 1,727,032 5.38 3 3 2.38 353 3.31 2.07
Baghdad 7,180,889 22.37 23 23 −0.63 2,347 22.01 0.36
Basrah 2,555,542 7.96 8 8 −0.04 882 8.27 −0.31
Diala 1,370,537 4.27 5 5 −0.73 463 4.34 −0.07
Duhouk 968,901 3.02 2 2 1.02 284 2.66 0.36
Erbil 1,471,053 4.58 9 9 −4.42 803 7.53 −2.95
Kerbala 1,003,516 3.13 2 2 1.13 219 2.05 1.08
Kirkuk 1,290,072 4.02 2 2 2.02 201 1.89 2.13
Missan 1,009,565 3.14 3 3 0.14 308 2.89 0.25
Ninevah 3,237,918 10.09 13 13 −2.91 1,298 12.17 −2.08
Salahuddin 1,259,298 3.92 3 3 0.92 312 2.93 0.99
Sulaimaniya 1,551,974 4.83 7 7 −2.17 663 6.22 −1.39
Thi Qar 1,846,788 5.75 3 3 2.75 308 2.89 2.86
Wasit 1,158,033 3.61 3 3 0.61 310 2.91 0.70
  1. 1 Estimated 2009 population According to Central organization for statistics and Information Technology [COSIT] estimates.
  2. 2 Total number of individuals based on reported household members.