QuickStats: Percentage* of Women Aged 22–44 Years Who Have Ever Cohabited with an Opposite-Sex Partner,† by Education§ — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019
Weekly / January 15, 2021 / 70(2);64
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Abbreviation: GED = General Educational Development certificate.
* Estimates are based on interviews of the U.S. household population for sample adults aged 22–44 years; 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner refers to whether respondent ever lived with an opposite-sex partner before or outside of marriage in their lifetime.
§ Age and education of respondent are measured at time of interview
Among women aged 22–44 years, during 2015–2019, 67.3% had ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner compared with 62.5% during 2006–2010. Among women with a high school diploma, GED, or less education, the percentages of those who had ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner were similar (72.6%) across the two periods; the percentage of women with some college or higher education who had ever cohabited was higher for 2015–2019 (64.8%) than for 2006–2010 (56.0%). In both periods, women with a high school diploma, GED, or less education were more likely to have ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner than were women with some college or higher education.
Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm.
Reported by: Kimberly Daniels, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4511; Colleen Nugent, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 22–44 Years Who Have Ever Cohabited with an Opposite-Sex Partner, by Education — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:64. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7002a5external icon.
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