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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
Note: Data no longer collected for 2011-2013 NSFG.

 

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Child support (financial)

 

Frequency of child support

For fathers 15-44 years of age who have at least one child under 19 years of age who does not live with him, the frequency of child support he gave for the youngest, non-coresidential child:

  Does not contribute Contributes once in a while Contributes on a regular basis
2011-2013 15.8% 11.2% 73.0%

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

Source: Special 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 focal 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
2011-2013 $2,894 36.9% 28.8% 21.0% 13.3%

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Childlessness

Childlessness status among women 15-44 years of age:

  20021 2006-20101 2011-20132
Total percent of women who are childless (0 births) 40.1% 42.6% 43.8%
Percent who are temporarily childless (expect 1 or more) 31.5% 34.3% 34.8%
Percent who are voluntarily childless (expects none, physically able to have children) 6.2% 6.0% 6.9%
Percent who are involuntarily childless (expects none, physically unable to have children) 2.5% 2.3% 2.1%

Sources:

1NHSR No. 51, Table 2 [PDF - 543 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

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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 2011-20132
Never smoked at least 100 cigarettes in lifetime 61.8% 64.8% 67.4.%
Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in lifetime, but not in last 12 months 10.1% 9.6% 10.2%
Smoked in last 12 months 28.1% 25.6% 22.4%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 99 [PDF - 4.7 MB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy

  Pregnancy ended between January 1997 and interview in 20021 Pregnancy ended between January 2002 and interview in 2006 - 20102 Pregnancy ended between January 2007 and interview in 2011-20132
Percent of women 15-44 years of age who smoked during their most recent pregnancy 13.4% 13.9% 11.7%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 75 Adobe PDF file [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:

  19821 19951 20021 2006-20101 2011-20132
Women 3.0% 7.0% 9.0% 11.2% 15.0%
Men n.a. n.a. 9.2% 12.2% 13.5%

n.a.: Data not available.

Sources:

1NHSR No. 49, Table 1 & 2 [PDF - 419 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

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Ever cohabited

  19951 20022-3 2006-20101 2011-20131
Percent of men 15-44 years of age who have ever cohabited with a female partner n.a. 48.8% 49.0% 52.9%
Percent of women 15-44 years of age who have ever cohabited with a male partner 41.2% 50.0% 52.0% 57.3%

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]

Note: This item cannot be updated with sufficient statistical reliability using 2011-2013 data.  It will be updated when 4 years of data are available, covering 2011-2015.

 

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 2011-20133
Women 15-44 years of age who ever had sexual intercourse 42.2% 51.6% 56.0%
Men 15-44 years of age who ever had sexual intercourse 47.7% 57.8% 65.8%

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:

  20021 2006-20101 2011-20132
Females 15-19 of age who ever had sexual intercourse 66.4% 68.0% 72.4%
Males 15-19 of age who ever had sexual intercourse 70.9% 79.6% 78.1%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 31, Table 11 [PDF - 723 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

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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%
Men, 2011-20132 64.6% 10.6% 24.7%
Women, 20023 72.8% 7.4% 19.8%
Women, 2006-20102 71.6% 7.1% 21.3%
Women, 2011-20132 74.5% 6.2% 19.3%

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 2011-20133
Any method of contraception 98.2% 99.1% 99.3%
Male condom 89.7% 93.4% 95.4%
Pill 82.3% 81.9% 78.8%
Withdrawal 56.1% 59.6% 64.1%
3-month injectable (Depo-ProveraTM) 16.8% 23.2% 26.2%
Female sterilization 20.7% 19.5% 18.5%
Calendar rhythm method 16.2% 18.1% 16.6%
Male sterilization 13.0% 13.3% 12.4%
Emergency contraception 4.2% 10.8% 18.0%
Contraceptive patch 0.9% 10.4% 11.0%
Intrauterine device (IUD) 5.8% 7.7% 14.3%

Sources:

1Series 23, No.25, Table 53 [PDF - 4.5 MB]
2NHSR No. 62, Table 1 [PDF - 251 KB]
3Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Current use of contraceptive methods:

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

  20021 2006-20102 2011-20133
Not currently using contraception (currently pregnant, postpartum, trying to get pregnant, not having sex, etc.) 38.1% 37.8% 38.3%
Percent using any contraceptive method 61.9% 62.2% 61.7%
Pill 19.2% 17.1% 16.0%
Female sterilization 16.7% 16.5% 15.5%
Male condom 14.7% 10.2% 9.4%
Male sterilization 6.3% 6.2% 5.1%
Intrauterine device (IUD) 1.3% 3.5% 6.4%
Withdrawal 5.4% 3.2% 3.0%
Depo-ProveraTM 3.3% 2.3% 2.8%

Note: Women could be using more than one method in the month of interview. In this table, women are classified roughly according to the one most effective contraceptive method they are using. Additional methods women may be using are not shown here.

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 57 [PDF - 4.5 MB]
2NHSR No. 60, Table 1 [PDF - 443 KB]
3Data Brief No. 173, Supplemental table [PDF - 639 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]
Note: This item cannot be updated with sufficient statistical reliability using 2011-2013 data.  It will be updated when 4 years of data are available, covering 2011-2015.


 

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, 20021-2, 2006-20103-4, and 2011-20134 : male condom

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 54 (all females) [PDF - 4.5 MB]
2Series 23, No. 26, Table 43 (all males) [PDF - 3.5 MB]
3Series 23, No. 31, Table 11 (teenagers) [PDF - 723 KB]
4 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 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 2011-20132
Any method 70.5% 75.1% 74.6%
Condom 29.5% 33.1% 34.4%
Pill 25.6% 23.8% 22.1%

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 2011-20132
Any method 75.2% 79.7% 78.6%
Condom 23.4% 25.3% 24.3%
Pill 22.4% 20.4% 19.0%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 25, Table 63 [PDF - 4.7 MB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

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