Rural recruits’ death rate

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By the numbers

Rural recruits’ death rate

825: Number of rural recruits who have died in Iraq, as of Oct. 28, 2006

2,270: Number of urban recruits who have died in Iraq

24 per million: Death rate among rural recruits

15 per million: Death rate among urban recruits

19: Percentage of U.S. population in rural areas

27: Percentage of dead who are from rural areas

Source: Carsey Institute study

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