Census Bureau

Table 3. Marital Status of Women at First Birth by Age: 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)

15 to 19 years old

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

20 to 24 years old

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

25 to 29 years old

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

1,896
1,841
2,185
2,291
2,077
2,224
2,022
1,881
1,644
1,441
1,217
1,041
861
754

 

2,544
2,596
3,032
3,125
2,702
2,960
2,966
2,714
2,521
2,417
2,484
1,891
1,385
1,147

 

1,987
2,194
2,001
1,624
1,626
1,254
941
912
1,008
1,146
1,270
1,050
790
378

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
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

74.8
64.7
56.7
48.5
40.4
34.8
29.2
18.3
18.5
16.0
16.3
15.1
17.4
14.5

 

36.8
28.3
24.7
19.8
13.7
11.3
9.0
6.7
6.5
5.0
5.8
4.9
6.0
6.0

 

12.0
11.1
10.1
8.0
4.1
4.2
3.7
4.6
4.9
3.8
2.8
2.8
3.0
2.6

14.2
18.1
18.5
21.3
29.1
30.6
27.5
26.7
20.0
19.1
15.5
13.2
15.3
13.8

 

15.3
11.2
12.4
10.0
9.5
12.2
14.9
11.2
7.6
6.7
6.7
6.6
7.9
8.2

 

7.2
4.4
5.0
2.9
2.6
4.9
7.1
4.8
4.7
2.4
2.8
3.6
3.8
5.0

11.0
17.2
24.7
30.3
30.5
34.6
43.3
55.0
61.6
64.9
68.2
71.8
67.2
71.8

 

47.9
60.2
62.9
70.2
76.8
76.6
76.0
82.1
86.0
88.3
87.5
88.5
86.1
85.8

 

80.8
84.5
84.9
89.2
93.2
90.9
89.2
90.6
90.5
93.9
94.4
93.6
93.2
92.3

16.0
21.9
24.6
30.5
41.9
46.8
48.6
59.3
51.9
54.3
48.8
46.6
46.8
48.8

 

29.4
28.4
33.4
33.6
41.0
52.0
62.3
62.8
54.0
56.9
53.9
57.3
57.0
57.7

 

37.5
28.4
33.1
26.6
39.1
53.5
65.7
51.2
49.0
38.6
49.3
56.7
55.6
65.5

NOTE: The first series of data 1975-79 to 1990-94 are based on June 1995 Current Population Survey, the second series 1930-34 to 1975-79, are based on June 1980 Current Population Survey.

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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