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Child care arrangements

 

Working mothers

Child care arrangements of working mothers 15-44 years of age with at least one child under 13 years of age:

 

  20021 2006-20102
Grandparent or other relative 35.1% 40.3%
Day care center or preschool 22.6% 23.0%
Nonrelative 16.7% 13.4%
Before or after school care 10.0% 11.6%
Other parent or stepparent 7.3% 9.8%
Child's brother or sister 5.6% 6.0%
Family day care 3.8% 4.1%
Kindergarten or school 6.9% 13.9%
Child cares for self, Head Start, or other arrangement 4.0% 4.5%

Note: Percentages add to more than 100 because more than one response was allowed.

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 80 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

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Child support (financial)

 

Frequency of child support

Frequency of child support reported by fathers 15-44 years of age who have at least one child under 19 years of age who does not live with him:

 

  Does not contribute Contributes once in a while Contributes on a regular basis
20021 15.3% 8.9% 75.8%
2006-20102 13.5% 8.9% 77.6%

NOTE: Men with nonresident children were asked if they contributed money or child support in the last 12 months for those children.

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 77 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Amount of child support

Amount of child support given in the last 12 months by fathers 15-44 years of age who have at least one child under 19 years of age who does not live with him:

 

  Median amount $3,000 or less $3,001-$5,000 $5,001-$9,000 More than $9,000
20021 $4,250 36.0% 22.9% 23.5% 17.6%
2006-20102 $6,875 32.4% 24.9% 24.6% 18.0%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 78 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Childlessness

Childlessness status among women 15-44 years of age:

 

  2002 2006-2010
Total percent of women who are childless (0 births) 40.1% 42.6%
Percent who are temporarily childless (expect 1 or more) 31.5% 34.3%
Percent who are voluntarily childless (expects none, physically able to have children) 6.2% 6.0%
Percent who are involuntarily childless (expects none, physically unable to have children) 2.5% 2.3%

Source: NHSR No. 51, Table 2 [PDF - 543 KB]

 

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Cigarette smoking in the last 12 months

Percent distribution of women 15-44 years of age by smoking experience 12 months prior to interview:

 

  20021 2006-20102
Never smoked at least 100 cigarettes in lifetime 61.8% 64.8%
Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in lifetime, but not in last 12 months 10.1% 9.6%
Smoked in last 12 months 28.1% 25.6%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 99 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy

Percent of women 15-44 years of age who smoked during their most recent pregnancy occurring between January 1997 and interview in 20021: 13.4%

Percent of women 15-44 years of age who smoked during their most recent pregnancy ending between January 2002 and interview in 2006-20102: 13.9%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 75 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Cohabitation with the opposite sex

 

Current cohabitation status

Percent of men and women 15-44 years of age who are currently cohabiting with an opposite sex partner:

 

  1982 1995 2002 2006-2010
Women 3.0% 7.0% 9.0% 11.2%
Men n.a. n.a. 9.2% 12.2%

n.a.: Data not available.

Source: NHSR No. 49, Table 1 & 2 [PDF - 419 KB]

 

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Ever cohabited

 

  19951 20022-3 2006-20101
Percent of men 15-44 years of age who have ever cohabited with a female partner n.a. 48.8% 49.0%
Percent of women 15-44 years of age who have ever cohabited with a male partner 41.2% 50.0% 52.0%

n.a.: Data not available.

Sources:

1Special tabulation by NCHS

2Series 23, No. 26, Table 30 [PDF - 5.21 MB]

3Series 23, No. 25, Table 47 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

 

Outcome of first premarital cohabitation

Probability that the first premarital cohabitation will remain intact, transition to marriage, or disrupt (break up) by duration of cohabitation among women 15-44 years of age, 2006-2010:

 

  By 1 year By 3 years
Remain intact 67.0% 32.2%
Transition to marriage 19.4% 40.3%
Disrupt (break up) 13.6% 27.4%

Source: NSHR No. 64, Table 3[PDF - 228 KB]

 

Condom use

See also Contraception

 

Condom use at first sex

Percent of women and men 15-44 years of age reporting condom use at first sex:

 

  20021-2 2006-20103
Women 15-44 years of age who ever had sexual intercourse 42.2% 51.6%
Men 15-44 years of age who ever had sexual intercourse 47.7% 57.8%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 54 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2Series 23, No. 26, Table 43 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

3Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Percent of teenagers 15-19 years of age reporting condom use at first sex:

 

  2002 2006-2010
Females 15-19 of age who ever had sexual intercourse 66.4% 68.0%
Males 15-19 of age who ever had sexual intercourse 70.9% 79.6%

Source: Series 23, No. 31, Table 11 [PDF - 723 KB]

 

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Consistency of condom use

Consistency of condom use (during the prior 4 weeks) among unmarried men and women 15-44 years of age who ever used a condom and who had sexual intercourse during the 4 weeks prior to interview:

 

  None of the time Some of the time Every time
Men, 20021 71.4% 6.1% 22.5%
Men, 2006-20102 68.3% 7.0% 24.8%
Women, 20023 72.8% 7.4% 19.8%
Women, 2006-20102 71.6% 7.1% 21.3%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 48 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

3Series 23, No. 25, Table 64 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

 

Contraception

 

Ever Use of contraceptive methods:

Percentage of women who have ever used the specified contraceptive method, among women 15-44 who have ever had intercourse:

 

  20021 2006-20102
Any method of contraception 98.2% 99.1%
Male condom 89.7% 93.4%
Pill 82.3% 81.9%
Withdrawal 56.1% 59.6%
3-month injectable (Depo-ProveraTM) 16.8% 23.2%
Female sterilization 20.7% 19.5%
Calendar rhythm method 16.2% 18.1%
Male sterilization 13.0% 13.3%
Emergency contraception 4.2% 10.8%
Contraceptive patch 0.9% 10.4%

Sources:

1Series 23, No.25, Table 53 [PDF - 4.5 MB]

2NHSR No. 62, Table 1 [PDF - 251 KB]

 

Current use of contraceptive methods:

Percent of women 15-44 years of age using specified contraception in month of interview:

 

  20021 2006-20102
Not currently using contraception (currently pregnant, postpartum, trying to get pregnant, not having sex, etc.) 38.1% 37.8%
Percent using any contraceptive method 61.9% 62.2%
Pill 19.2% 17.1%
Female sterilization 16.7% 16.5%
Male condom 14.7% 10.2%
Male sterilization 6.3% 6.2%
Intrauterine device (IUD) 1.3% 3.5%
Withdrawal 5.4% 3.2%
Depo-ProveraTM 3.3% 2.3%

Note: In this table, women may report using more than one method, such as condom and pill.

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 57 [PDF - 4.5 MB]

2NHSR No. 60, Table 1 [PDF - 443 KB]

 

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Leading current contraceptive method among women 15-44 years of age by marital/cohabiting status and percent of contraceptive users using that method:

 

20021-2 2006-20103
Never married, not cohabiting pill (49.4%) pill (46.6%)
Currently married female sterilization (29.8%) female sterilization (30.2%)
Currently cohabiting pill (33.2%) pill (32.2%)
Formerly married, not cohabiting female sterilization (54.9%) female sterilization (55.5%)

Sources:

1Advanced Data No.350, Table 10 [PDF - 1 MB]

2Series 23, No. 25, Table 60 [PDF - 4.5 MB]

3NHSR No. 60, Table 4 [PDF - 443 KB]

 

Leading method used at first sexual intercourse:

  • Leading contraceptive method used at first intercourse among men and women 15-44 years of age who ever had intercourse, 2002 and 2006-2010: male condom

Sources:

Series 23, No. 25, Table 54 (all females) [PDF - 4.5 MB]

Series 23, No. 26, Table 43 (all males) [PDF - 3.5 MB]

Series 23, No. 31, Table 11 (teenagers) [PDF - 723 KB]

 

 Method used at last (most recent) sexual intercourse:

Contraceptive method used by men 15-44 years of age or their partner at last intercourse among men who had intercourse within 12 months of interview:

  20021 2006-20102
Any method 70.5% 75.1%
Condom 29.5% 33.1%
Pill 25.6% 23.8%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 50 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Contraceptive method used by women 15-44 years of age or their partner at last intercourse among women who had intercourse within 12 months of interview:

  20021 2006-20102
Any method 75.2% 79.7%
Condom 23.4% 25.3%
Pill 22.4% 20.4%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 63 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

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