News Central Kenya bears heaviest burden of the elderly populationTrend is an indication of a rapidly rising elderly population and its huge burden on the productive population. file photo | nmgThe old-age dependency ratio in central Kenya is the highest nationally, new data showed, an indication of a rapidly rising elderly population and its huge burden on the productive population in the region. “An increase in the aged dependency ratio reflects an increase of the elderly population. Subsequently, a high aged dependency ratio is an indication of additional pressures that social security and public health systems must withstand,” the statistics office explained. “Normally, regions with high child dependency ratios reflect high fertility rates in contrast to regions with low child dependency ratios,” KNBS said.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 15, 2018 19:07 UTC