October 26, 2006

Intriguing war fact of the day

What's the median age of the 106 combat fatalities in Afghanistan over the last eight months?

Twenty-eight (low 19, high 52, mean 29, mode 29).

Median age of the 482 combat fatalities in Iraq over this same period?

Twenty-three (low 18, high 57, mean 26, mode 21).

Higher than you'd expect, isn't it? At least for Afghanistan (source: icasualties.org).

Posted by BruceR at 01:30 PM