110,821 Adolescent Pregnancies reported between January-May 2023

August 31, 2023

110,821 adolescents between ages 10 to 19 years got pregnant between January and May 2023 according to data released by Kenya Health Information Systems.

Among 110,821 cases, 6,110 were among adolescents aged between 10 to 14 years while another 104,711 were between the ages of 15 and 19.

This is an improvement from 2022 where 260,734. In 2021 316,187 pregnancies were recorded while 331,549 in 2020.

Meru County is leading in the prevalence at 26 percent, followed by Narok at 25 percent, Tana River at 24 percent, Samburu with 24 percent, West Pokot at 24 percent, Homa Bay and Kisii at 22 percent while Kitui, Bungoma, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Tharak Nithi, Nandi and Busia with 21 percent each.

Trans Nzoia, Nyamira, Vihiga, Marsabit, Migori had 20 percent each, Siaya, Mandera and Turkana with 19 per cent each.

Baringo and Embu with 18 percent each, Kwale, Machakos and Kajiado with 17 percent each while Kisumu, Isiolo, Garissa, Laikipia, Taita Taveta and Makueni had 16 percent each.

Others include Murang’a, Kilifi, Nyandarua and Uasin Gishu had 15 percent each, Lamu and Kirinyaga 14 percent, Elgeyo Marakwet 13 percent, Nakuru 12 percent, Kiambu and Nyeri 11 percent, Wajir and Nairobi 10 per cent while Mombasa was at nine per cent.

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