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Birth Statistics for Unmarried and Married Women

The following table shows the number of births, the birth rate, and the percent of births to unmarried women aged 15 to 44 years between 1980 and 2006 in the United States.

Year Number Rate1 Percent2 Birth rate
for married
women3
2006 1,641,946 50.6 38.5
2003 1,415,995 44.9 34.6 88.1
2002 1,365,966 43.7 34.0 86.3
2000 1,347,043 44.1 33.2 87.4
1995 1,253,976 44.3 32.2 82.6
1990 1,165,384 43.8 28.0 93.2
1985 828,174 32.8 22.0 93.3
1980 665,747 29.4 18.4 97.0
1. Births to unmarried women per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15–44 years.
2. Percent of all births to unmarried women.
3. Births to married women per 1,000 married women aged 15–44 years.

Source: www.cdc.gov


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