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  19951 2006-20102
Percentage of women 15-44 years of age who remarry within 5 years of divorce 54% 38%
Percentage of women whose 2nd marriage disrupts within 5 years of the 2nd marriage 23% 31%


1Series 23, No. 22, Tables 37 and 41 [PDF - 5.6 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS


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.


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Rhythm method

NOTE: The“Calendar rhythm” method of contraception is when a woman's fertile period is determined by counting the days from the start of her menstrual period each month. The woman abstains from sexual intercourse on her fertile days or uses another contraceptive method.

Calendar rhythm method use among women 15-44 years of age who have ever had intercourse, 2011-2013:

  • Percentage of women who have ever used the calendar rhythm method1: 16.6%
  • Percentage of women currently using the calendar rhythm method2: 0.7%


1Special tabulation by NCHS
2Data Brief No. 173, Data Table Figure 2 [PDF - 639 KB]


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