National Survey of Family Growth

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

 

Number of sexual partners in lifetime

Median number of opposite-sex partners in lifetime among sexually experienced women and men aged 25-49 years of age:

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth – N Listing
  2015-2017
Women 4.1 (0.15)
Men 6.4 (0.29)

Note: Based on ACASI variables for numbers of opposite-sex partners. Sexually experienced in ACASI means respondent has had vaginal, oral, or anal sex with a partner of the opposite sex.

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Percent distribution of sexually experienced women and men 25-49 years of age by number of opposite-sex sexual partners in lifetime

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth – N Listing
Women 25-49 Men 25-49
1 partner 18.6% (1.44) 11.7% (1.40)
2-4 partners 30.0% (1.21) 22.7% (1.12)
5-9 partners 27.8% (1.21) 24.8% (1.40)
10-14 partners 11.5% (0.83) 12.5% (1.02)
15 or more partners 12.1% (0.95) 28.4% (1.37)

Note: Based on ACASI variables for numbers of opposite-sex partners. Sexually experienced in ACASI means respondent has had vaginal, oral, or anal sex with a partner of the opposite sex.

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

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