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Table 1 Kenya and Nyanza Province, 2008-09

From: The economic burden of maternal mortality on households: evidence from three sub-counties in rural western Kenya

  Nyanza Kenya
Childbearing   
% of 15-19 yr. olds who have started childbearing 27 17.7
Median age at first sexual intercourse (women age 25-49 yrs.) 16.5 18.2
Median age at first birth (women age 25-49 yrs.) 19 19.8
Maternal care   
% who received antenatal care from a skilled provider 1 93.6 91.5
% delivered in a health care facility (public or private)2 44.2 42.6
% who had no postnatal checkup 1 65.8 52.6
Fertility and family planning   
Total fertility rate 5.4 4.6
% of women using any modern contraception 32.9 39.4
  1. Source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and ICF Macro. 2010. Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2008-09.
  2. 1. % of women 15-49 with a live birth in the 5 years preceding the survey
  3. 2. % distribution of live births in 5 years preceding the survey