Kenya Population Distribution by Malaria Epidemiology
|Epidemiology Strata||2009 Population||Percentage of Population||Cumulative Population|
|Lake Stable Endemic and Coastal Seasonal Stable Endemic||11,452,028||29.4||29.0|
|Highland Epidemic Prone||8,007,718||20.3||49.3|
|Seasonal Low Transmission Arid and Semi-Arid||8,029,683||20.4||67.7|
Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. It accounts for about 30% of all outpatient consultations, 19% of all hospital admissions, and is reported to cause approximately 34,000 deaths annually among children under-five years of age.
The total population at risk of malaria is approximately 23 million, or 70% of the population, including an estimated 3,500,000 children under-five and 1,100,000 pregnant women.