National Survey of Family Growth

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

 

Marriage and cohabitation (opposite-sex spouses and partners)

Ever married

Percentage of women and men 15-49 years of age who have ever been married to a person of the opposite sex:

M Listing Tables
2015-2017
Women 53.6% (1.26)
Men 47.5% (1.65)

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Current marital or cohabiting status

Percent distribution of women and men 15-49 years of age by current marital or cohabiting status with regard to opposite-sex spouses or partners:

M Listing Tables
Women Men
 Currently Married 40.2% (1.16) 39.5% (1.64)
            Married for the 1st time        33.7% (1.10)      33.6% (1.45)
            Married for the 2nd time or more           6.5% (0.63)         5.9% (0.83)
Cohabiting 13.2% (0.89) 11.9% (0.83)
Never married, not cohabiting 36.2% (1.38) 43.2% (1.37)
Formerly married, not cohabiting 10.4% (0.70)    5.3% (0.40)

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Probability of first marriage

Probability of first marriage to an opposite-sex spouse among women and men 18-49 years of age before reaching specified age:

M Listing Tables
Women Men
Age 18   3% (0.01)    1% (0.00)
Age 20 11% (0.01)    3% (0.00)
Age 25 39% (0.02) 25% (0.02)
Age 30 62% (0.02) 51% (0.02)
Age 35 73% (0.02) 68% (0.02)
Age 40 79% (0.02) 76% (0.02)

Note: Duration until first marriage or censoring at interview was calculated using century month dates (available on restricted-use files).

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Menarche (age at first menstrual period)

M Listing Tables
2015-2017
Mean age at first menstrual period among women 15-49 years of age 12.5 years (0.05)

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

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