Census Bureau

Table 1. Marital Status of Women at First Birth: 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)
ALL WOMEN

Period of first birth

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

6,427
6,631
7,219
7,040
6,405
6,438
5,929
5,507
5,173
5,004
4,971
3,982
3,036
2,279
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
40.3
32.7
30.3
26.4
19.9
18.0
15.1
10.3
10.0
7.9
7.6
7.0
8.5
8.2
12.5
10.8
12.2
12.0
14.1
17.1
18.0
15.5
10.9
9.3
7.9
7.5
9.0
9.5
47.2
56.4
57.5
61.6
66.0
64.8
66.9
74.3
79.1
82.8
84.6
85.5
82.6
82.2
23.7
24.8
28.7
31.3
41.5
48.7
54.4
60.0
52.3
53.9
50.9
51.8
51.4
53.6

NOTE: The first series of data 1975-79 to 1990-94 are based on June 1995 Current Population Survey, while 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