UN projects Kenya to grow older and healthier

An enumerator records data during the National Census in August 2009. Kenya will become an older and healthier nation in the coming decades, the United Nations said in a revised global population forecast issued on June 14, 2013. FILE

What you need to know:

  • The number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births currently totals 51.6, and is expected to drop sharply to 12.1 by the end of the century.
  • The country will also grow steadily older, with the current median age of 18 expected to more than double -- to 37 years of age -- by 2100.
  • A Kenyan born this year can expect to live for 61.6 years.
  • The nation's population will reach 160 million by the start of the next century, according to the new outlook.

Kenya will become an older and healthier nation in the coming decades, the United Nations said in a revised global population forecast issued on Friday.

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