Fertility Decline and Demand for Family Planning in Kenya
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Kenya held its first population census in 1948. The census data showed a total population size of 5.4 million and a growth rate of 2.5 percent per annum. In 1962 and 1969, the total population had risen to 8.6 million and 10.9 million, respectively (CBS, 1977). By 1979, this figure had risen to over 15 miilion, indicating that the population had trebled in 31years (KCPS, 1984). The 1989 Census provisional results estimate Kenya's population to have been 21.4 milion with an intercensal growth rate of 3.3 percerti per annum (CBS, 1990).