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Crude Marriage Rates for Selected Countries

(per 1,000 population)

Country 1999 1998 1997 1990
Australia 6.0 5.8 6.9
Austria 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.8
Belgium 4.3 4.4 4.7 6.6
Bulgaria 4.2 4.3 4.1 6.7
Czech Republic 5.2 5.4 5.6 8.4
Denmark 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.1
Finland 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.8
France 4.8 4.8 5.1
Germany2 5.2 5.1 5.2 6.5
Greece 6.4 5.5 5.7 5.8
Hungary 4.5 4.5 4.6 6.4
Ireland 4.9 4.3 5.0
Israel 5.9 5.6 7.0
Italy 4.7 5.4
Japan 6.3 6.3 6.2 5.8
Luxembourg 4.9 4.8 6.2
Netherlands 5.6 5.5 6.4
New Zealand 5.3 5.3 7.0
Norway 5.3 5.2
Poland 5.7 5.4 5.3 6.7
Portugal 6.8 6.7 6.5 7.3
Romania 6.5 6.4 6.5 8.3
Russia 5.8 5.8 6.3 8.9
Sweden 4.0 3.5 3.7 4.7
Switzerland 4.9 5.3 6.9
United Kingdom 5.1 6.8
United States 8.3 8.9 9.8
Yugoslavia3 5.0 5.0 5.3 6.2
1. Data prior to 1993 pertain to the former Czechoslovakia.
2. All data pertaining to Germany prior to 1990 are for West Germany.
3. Beginning Jan. 1992, data refer to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Prior to that date, data refer to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Source: United Nations, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, April 2001.

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