Half of teens in Samburu county have ever been pregnant – KNBS report
Samburu County has the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Kenya, a new report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed.
The 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (2022 KDHS) released on Monday and which captured the number of pregnant girls through the first antenatal care (ANC) clinic visits, shows 50 percent of women aged 15 to 19 living in Samburu have ever been pregnant.
According to the KNBS data, West Pokot comes in second with data showing 36 percent of teenagers (15-19) have ever been pregnant.
Marsabit, Narok and Meru counties are also among the counties with a prevalence of teen pregnancies.
Even so, the government data revealed that Nyeri, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Vihiga, and Nairobi have the lowest percentage of teen pregnancies.
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