Census Bureau

Table 2. Marital Status of Women at First Birth by Race and Hispanic Origin: 1930-34 to 1990-94

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(Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic

(1)
Number
of births

(2)
Percent

(3)
Premarital
birth

(4)
Premaritally
conceived
birth

(5)
Post maritally
conceived
birth

(6)
Percent of premarital
conceptions resulted
in a marriage col(5)/
(col(4)+col(5)*100)
(7)

White

1990-94
1985-89
1980-84
1975-79
1975-79
1970-74
1965-69
1960-64
1955-59
1950-54
1945-49
1940-44
1935-39
1930-34

Black

1990-94
1985-89
1980-84
1975-79
1975-79
1970-74
1965-69
1960-64
1955-59
1950-54
1945-49
1940-44
1935-39
1930-34

Hispanic 1/

1990-94
1985-89
1980-84
1975-79
1970-74
1965-69
1960-64
1955-59
1950-54
1945-49
1940-44
1935-39
1930-34

5,069
5,257
5,750
5,684
5,328
5,376
5,001
4,774
4,494
4,419
4,473
3,592
2,748
2,037

 

1,022
1,025
1,121
1,022
910
905
815
635
587
516
428
342
261
216

 

1,017
875
849
825
633
454
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

 

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

 

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

32.5
24.8
22.1
19.1
12.1
11.1
8.8
6.8
6.0
5.0
5.1
5.0
5.6
5.9

 

76.9
73.0
71.3
67.4
65.5
59.0
53.6
36.1
40.9
32.6
32.2
27.5
37.9
31.0

 

40.1
35.1
39.5
34.8
28.7
20.7
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

13.1
12.1
13.6
12.8
15.1
17.6
18.0
14.2
10.4
8.6
6.7
6.3
8.7
9.2

 

8.6
5.0
5.6
6.4
9.0
14.5
18.4
24.1
16.0
14.0
18.9
19.0
11.9
11.6

 

15.3
12.6
10.7
12.2
16.1
9.1
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

54.5
63.1
64.2
68.1
72.8
71.4
73.2
79.0
83.6
86.5
88.2
88.6
85.7
84.9

 

14.5
22.0
23.1
26.1
25.5
26.5
28.0
39.8
43.1
53.5
48.8
53.5
50.2
57.4

 

44.7
52.3
49.8
53.1
55.2
70.2
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

28.7
32.8
38.1
40.1
55.5
61.3
67.1
67.6
63.4
63.4
56.6
55.9
60.6
61.0

 

10.1
6.4
7.3
8.7
12.1
19.7
25.6
40.1
28.1
30.0
37.0
40.9
23.8
27.2

 

27.6
26.4
21.3
26.0
35.9
30.5
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.

NOTE: The first series of data 1975-79 to 1990-94 are based on June 1995 Current Population Survey, an the second series 1930-34 to 1975-79, are based on June 1980 Current Population Survey.
1/ Persons of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic origin, may be of any race.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Fertility & Family Statistics Branch

Author: Amara Bachu
Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:03:11 PM