Fertility rate

The ‘fertility rate’ refers to the average number of children that are born to a woman who is a member of a particular demographic population, during her reproductive years (internationally these are nominated as the ages between 15 and 44).

The fertility rate is a social indicator applied to a particular group over a particular time period (usually over a year). It gives an idea of the average number of babies that a woman could expect to bear during her lifetime, if the current fertility rate was to continue.

The fertility rate in Kenya

The fertility rate in Kenya in 2012 was 4.46 births per woman.

For more information see Fertility.

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