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Table 5 Abortion rate and ratio for each region and for Kenya in 2012, by level of multiplier (based on women 15–49)

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

Region Women of Reproductive Age Abortion Rate Abortion Ratio
   Low Medium High Low Medium High
Total 9,599,666 36 48 61 22 30 38
 Central & Nairobi 2,185,980 23 32 41 14 20 26
 Coast & N. Eastern 1,298,244 38 51 64 24 32 40
 Eastern 1,381,582 15 20 25 9 13 16
 Nyanza & Western 2,329,398 47 63 79 29 39 49
 Rift valley 2,404,461 48 64 80 30 40 50
  1. Source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, National Population and Housing Census, 2009. These numbers were projected to 2012 using the 1999–2009 population growth rate. Abortion rate is the number of induced abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–49 per year. Abortion ratio is the number of induced abortions per 100 live births