Table 2

Mechanism and timing of death for DoW casualties

MechanismIraq
n=17
Afghanistan
n=54
Total
n=71
GSW101323 (32%)
Explosive74148 (68%)
Time of death*
 <24 h132538 (54%)
 1–30 days42327 (38%)
 >30 days044 (6%)
  • *Data were incomplete for two casualties but both had known dates of death (confirming both died within 24 h).

  • DoW, Died of Wounds; GSW, gunshot wound.