National Survey of Family Growth

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - D Listing

 

Discontinuation of contraceptive methods

Percentage of women 15-44 years of age in 2011-2015 ever using specified method who discontinued (stopped) use due to dissatisfaction, and leading reason for discontinuation:

  • Pill:
    • Percent stopping use: 34.0% (0.87)
    • Leading reason: Side effects: 60.1% (1.51)
  • Condom:
    • Percent stopping use: 8.3% (0.42)
    • Leading reasons: Partner didn’t like it 37.0% (2.72); decreased the woman’s sexual pleasure 40.2% (2.88).
  • Depo-ProveraTM:
    • Percent stopping use: 47.3% (1.65)
    • Leading reason: Side effects 72.8% (1.87)
  • IUD (intrauterine device)
    • Percent stopping use:26.9% (1.73)
    • Leading reason: Side effects 60.1% (3.70)

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Divorce and marital disruption

 

Marriage disruption

Marital disruption is defined as separation, divorce or death (rare for this age group)

Probability of first marriage disruption by duration of marriage among women 15-44 years of age:

2006-20101 2011-20152
By 5 years 20% 22%
By 10 years 32% 36%
By 15 years 40% 45%
By 20 years 48% 53%

Sources:
1NHSR 49, Table 5 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 419 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Probability that a separation from a first marriage transitions to a divorce by duration of separation among women 15-44 years of age:

2006-20101 2011-20152
By 1 year 53% 51%
By 3 years 79% 76%
By 5 years 86% 84%

Sources:
1NHSR 49, Table 8 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 419 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Probability of second marriage disruption by duration of remarriage among women 15-44 years of age:

2006-20102 2011-20152
By 1 year 10% 7%
By 5 years 31% 26%
By 10 years 46% 46%

Sources:
1Series 23, No. 22, Table 21 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 5.6 MB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Douching, vaginal

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
Percentage of women 15-44 years of age who douched at all in the
12 months before the interview
32.2% 23.2% 17.8% (0.81)

Sources:
1 Series 23, No. 25, Table 106 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4.7 MB]
2 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Page last reviewed: July 7, 2017