TABLE 10:  1962, 1969, 1979 Infant Mortality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962

 

 

1969

 

 

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District/1

Rate/2

Rank

District

Rate

Rank

District

Rate

Rank

 

Narok

27

1

Uasin Gishu

93

1

Nyeri

49

1

 

Kajiado

73

2

Samburu

99

2

Nyandarua

64

2

 

Elgeyo Marakwet

104

3

Elgeyo Marakwet

102

3

Muranga

68

3

 

Lamu

152

4

Nyeri

103

4

Kiambu

70

4

 

Nairobi

157

5

Nairobi

112

5

Meru

75

5

 

Naivasha

169

6

Laikipia

114

6

Kajiado

75

6

 

Uasin Gishu

174

7

Nandi

119

7

Laikipia

77

7

 

Machakos

175

8

Nyandarua

120

8

Samburu

77

8

 

Laikipia

176

9

Kericho

120

8

Kirinyaga

82

9

 

Tana River

185

10

Kajiado

121

9

Embu

83

10

 

Meru

187

11

Narok

122

10

Kericho

91

11

 

Nanyuki

196

12

Kiambu

133

11

Uasin Gishu

92

12

 

Nandi

198

13

Kirinyaga

142

12

Nairobi

93

13

 

Kericho

199

14

Embu

144

13

Narok

95

14

 

Mombasa

208

15

Turkana

147

14

Nakuru

97

15

 

Baringo

212

16

Muranga

151

15

Machakos

98

16

 

Trans Nzoia

217

17

Meru

155

16

Kisii

101

17

 

Nyeri

222

18

TransNzoia

163

17

Nandi

110

18

 

Nakuru

225

19

Mombasa

164

18

TransNzoia

114

19

 

Taita

238

20

Mandera

165

19

Taita

116

20

 

Kiambu

243

21

Nakuru

165

19

Mombasa

120

21

 

Thika

245

22

Bungoma

167

20

Isiolo

127

22

 

West Pokot

246

23

Machakos

171

21

Elgeyo Marakwet

127

23

 

Fort Hall

255

24

Marsabit

172

22

Wajir

129

24

 

Kisii

257

25

Tana River

176

23

Marsabit

130

25

 

Embu

285

26

Baringo

177

24

Garissa

131

26

 

Kilifi

297

27

West Pokot

183

25

Turkana

133

27

 

Kwale

300

28

Taita

185

26

Bungoma

140

28

 

Kitui

302

29

Kisii

186

27

Kakamega

143

29

 

Elgon Nyanza

340

30

Garissa

188

28

Mandera

146

30

 

Northern Nyanza

353

31

Lamu

190

29

Kitui

148

31

 

Central Nyanza

420

32

Kitui

191

30

Baringo

171

32

 

South Nyanza

438

33

Kakamega

200

31

Tana River

181

33

 

Kenya Average

227

 

Isiolo

207

32

West Pokot

188

34

 

 

 

 

Kwale

220

33

Kwale

190

35

 

 

 

 

Kilifi

224

34

Busia

198

36

 

 

 

 

Wajir

226

35

Kisumu

199

37

 

 

 

 

Kisumu

266

36

Lamu

200

38

 

 

 

 

Busia

268

37

Siaya

211

39

 

 

 

 

Siaya

275

38

Kilifi

212

40

 

 

 

 

South Nyanza

286

39

South Nyanza

216

41

 

 

 

 

Kenya Average

169

 

Kenya Average

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/There are no data available for Northern Frontier, Samburu, Turkana, so these 3 districts are not included.

2/Derived from Child Alive per 1000 Live Birth, given by Wortham(1990), p.299.

 

 

 

Adapted from Wortham (1990) pp.299, 317, and 336. That author cites the 1962 Population Census, Vol. 3, 

the 1969 Kenya Population Census, Vol.4, and UNICEF Social Statistics Programme (Kenya), 1979

 

1962: Infant Mortality and Children Alive at Census per 1000 Live Births

 

 

 

1969: Infant and Child Mortality Rate by Mean Age Group of Mother

 

 

 

 

1979: Infant and Child Mortality:# Children per 1000 Dying in First 2 Years of Life