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Table 2 Provincial summaries of changes in number of public health facilities and population within the national target of 5 km of a public health service provider in 2003 and 2008.

From: A spatial national health facility database for public health sector planning in Kenya in 2008

Province Number of public health facilities in 2003 Number of public health facilities in 2008 % increase in public health facilities from 2003 to 2008 Population in 2003 Population within 5 km of a public health facility in 2003 (%) Population in 2008 Population within 5 km of a public health facility in 2008 (%)
Central 437 657 34 3,933,597 3,427,483 (82.0) 4,665,152 4,555,059 (97.6)
Coast 330 432 24 2,808,870 1,862,461 (66.3) 3,254,162 2,708,321 (83.2)
Eastern 600 992 40 5,144,073 3,233,429 (62.9) 5,882,336 5,103,168 (86.8)
Nairobi 211 272 22 2,596,918 2,211,329 (83.6) 2,962,125 2,961,837 (100.0)
North Eastern 53 164 68 1,319,338 237589 (18.0) 1,150,133 331,737 (28.8)
Nyanza 472 799 41 4,823,786 3,997,043 (80.8) 5,591,531 5,569,071 (99.6)
Rift Valley 1,134 1,615 30 7,950,358 4,962,210 (62.4) 9,266,543 7,523,223 (81.2)
Western 274 403 33 3,874,160 2,975,949 (76.8) 4,294,284 4,274,647 (99.5)
Total 3,511 5,334 34 32,451,100 22,907,493 (71.0) 37,066,266 33,027,063 (89.1)
  1. Population estimates were derived using inter-censal growth rates from the 1999 national census [citation [27]]