QuickStats: Percentage of Parents* Who Were Married or Cohabiting at Birth of First Child, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex --- United States, 2002 Survey
* Based on independent samples of males and females aged 15--44 years.
§ Might be of any race.
According to 2002 survey data, among non-Hispanic whites, the birth of the first child occurred during marriage for 77% of males and 74% of females. Among Hispanics, the birth of the first child occurred during marriage for 52% of males and 54% of females, and, among non-Hispanic blacks, it occurred during marriage for 37% of males and 23% of females.
SOURCE: Martinez GM, Chandra A, Abma JC, Jones J, Mosher WD. Fertility, contraception, and fatherhood: data on men and women from cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth. Vital Health Stat 2006;23(26). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm.
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