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

 

Marriage

Ever married

Percentage of women and men 15-44 years of age who have ever been married:

20021-2 2006-20103 2011-20153
Women 58.2% 53.2% 49.5% (0.91)
Men 50.7% 45.2% 43.8% (1.00)

Sources:
1Series 23, No. 25, Table 47 [PDF – 4.7 MB]
2Series 23, No. 26, Table 30 [PDF – 3.5 MB]
3Special tabulation by NCHS

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Current marital or cohabiting status

Percent distribution of women 15-44 years of age by current marital or cohabiting status:

20021 2006-20101 2011-20152
Married for the 1st time 37.5% 36.4% 32.1% (0.85)
Married for the 2nd time or more 8.5% 5.1% 6.0% (0.39)
Cohabiting 9.0% 11.2% 14.7% (0.56)
Never married, not cohabiting 35.0% 38.2% 38.8% (0.86)
Formerly married, not cohabiting 9.9% 9.2% 8.3% (0.36)

 

Percent distribution of men 15-44 years of age by current marital or cohabiting status:

20021 2006-20101 2011-20152
Married for the 1st time 35.0% 32.8% 32.0% (0.95)
Married for the 2nd time or more 7.2% 4.8% 4.2% (0.39)
Cohabiting 9.2% 12.2% 13.3% (0.60)
Never married, not cohabiting 41.6% 45.0% 45.4% (0.93)
Formally married, not cohabiting 7.0% 5.2% 5.1% (0.25)

Sources:
1NHSR No. 49, Tables 1 & 2 [PDF – 419 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

Note: Information on women is available for years 1982, and 1995 NSFG in source 1

 

Marriage probability

Probability of first marriage among women 15-44 years of age before reaching specified age:

20021 2006-20101 2011-20152
By age 20 17% 13% 12%
By age 25 52% 44% 39%
By age 30 73% 68% 62%
By age 35 81% 78% 74%
By age 40 86% 84% 79%

 

 

Probability of first marriage among men 15-44 years of age before reaching specified age:

20021 2006-20101 2011-20152
By age 20 8% 5% 4%
By age 25 36% 31% 27%
By age 30 61% 56% 54%
By age 35 75% 71% 68%
By age 40 81% 78% 78%

Source:
1NHSR No. 49, Tables 3 & 4 [PDF – 419 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

Note: Information on women is available for 1995 NSFG in source 1

 

 

 

Menarche (age at first menstrual period)

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
Mean age at first menstrual period among women 15-44 years of age 12.6 years 12.5 years 12.5 years (0.03)

Sources:
1Series 23, No. 25, Table 30 [PDF – 4.7 MB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

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Mistimed pregnancy

Percent distribution of births in the 5 years before the interview that were mistimed at conception, by how much too soon the pregnancy occurred:

20021 2006-20101 2011-20152
Total Mistimed 20.8% 23.3% 19.5% (0.85)
Less than 2 years too soon 8.0% 9.2% 7.8% (0.55)
2 years or more too soon 12.1% 14.0% 11.6% (0.69)

Sources:
1NHSR No. 55, Table 1[PDF – 404 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

Note: The two categories of amount mistimed may not add to total mistimed due to cases where amount mistimed cannot be calculated

 

 

 

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