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Table 4 Number of women treated in a health facility for complications of unsafe abortion; and estimated number of induced abortions, by multiplier to account for women not treated for complications; according to region (based on women 15–49)

From: The estimated incidence of induced abortion in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

  No. of women treated Estimated no. of induced abortionsa
Region Low (multiplier = 2.88) Medium (multiplier = 3.88) High (multiplier = 4.88)
Totalb 119,502 344,430 463,932 583,434
Central & Nairobi 20,501 49,408 69,909 90,411
Coast & N. Eastern 16,610 49,499 66,109 82,719
Eastern 7,011 20,894 27,905 34,917
Nyanza & Western 36,812 109,701 146,513 183,326
Rift valley 38,567 114,929 153,495 192,062
  1. aWe used two regional multipliers; one for Nairobi and Central region combined (Low = 2.41; Medium =3.41 and High = 4.41) and another multiplier for the rest of the country’s regions (Low = 2.98; Medium =3.98 and High = 4.98)
  2. bGenerated as a sum of the regional estimates