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Table 1 Characteristics of casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq wars

From: The association of state per capita income and military service deaths in the Vietnam and Iraq wars

Characteristic Vietnam
(n = 58,193)
Iraq
(n = 4106)
Age in years (median) 21 24
Men 100% 98%
White 86% 75%
United States Army 66% 72%
United States Marine Corps 25% 24%
Enlisted personnel 86% 91%
Hostile death 81% 81%
Ratio of wounded to dead 2.6/1 7.5/1