•Samburu is the leading with 50 per cent of women within the age bracket having ever been pregnant
•The 7th demographic and health survey conducted in Kenya was conducted between February 17 to July 13
Fifteen per cent of girls and women in Kenya aged between 15 and 19 have ever been pregnant, the latest report shows.
The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2022 Key Indicators Report released on Tuesday shows Samburu is the leading with 50 per cent of women within the age bracket having ever been pregnant.
The 7th demographic and health survey conducted in Kenya was conducted between February 17 to July 13 among females aged 15 to 49 and males 15 to 54 years.
Other counties with the highest rates include West Pokot at 36 per cent, Marsabit(29), Narok(28) and Meru(24).
Homa Bay and Migori have 23 per cent while Kajiado, Siaya and Baringo recorded 22, 21 and 20 per cent respectively.
Counties with the lowest percentage include Nyeri and Nyandarua with five per cent.
Kirinyaga and Murang’a with seven per cent each and Kitui, Bomet and Nairobi with nine per cent each.
The primary objective of the 2022 KDHS was to provide up-to-date estimates of socioeconomic, demographic, health and nutrition indicators.
This would then guide the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of population, health, and nutrition programmes at national and county levels.