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Table 6 Number and rate of pregnancies, unintended pregnancy rate, percent of pregnancies unintended and percent of unintended pregnancies ending as abortions by region, Kenya, 2012

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

  Total pregnanciesa Pregnancy Rateb Unintended Pregnancy Ratec % of pregs that were unintended % of unintended pregs ending as abortions
Total 2,366,665 264 120 48.6 40.5
Central & Nairobi 499,886 245 93 40.8 34.6
Coast & N. Eastern 323,712 265 84 33.7 60.8
Eastern 297,817 234 97 44.9 21.0
Nyanza & Western 611,334 283 145 55.2 43.5
Rift valley 633,916 282 142 54.0 45.0
  1. aTotal pregnancies include births, induced abortions, and miscarriages
  2. bNumber of pregnancies per year per 1,000 women aged 15–49
  3. cNumber of unintended pregnancies per year per 1,000 women aged 15–49
  4. Source: Population estimates for 2012 are based projections of 2009 census. Age specific fertility rates (ASFRs) obtained from the 2008/9 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) were applied to the projected 2012 population of women by five-year age groups to estimate number of births in 2012. Proportion of unplanned births (unwanted or mistimed, also from the 2008/9 KDHS) was applied to total 2012 projected number of births (nationally and by region) to obtain the number of unplanned births in 2012