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Adoption Statistics for Men Ages 18–44, 2002


Read about adoption statistics for men ages 18-44, including how many are married at the time of adoption, whether they have other children, how educated they are, and more.

All men Ever-married men
Characteristic Number in thousands Percent Number in Thousands Percent
Total1 55,399 2.3 30,950 3.8
Age
 18–29 years 23,569 0.6 6,295 1.5
 30–34 years 10,138 3.2 7,105 4.2
 35–39 years 10,557 3.8 8,260 4.7
 40–44 years 11,135 3.5 9,290 4.2
Marital status
 Currently married 25,795 4.0 25,795 4.0
  First marriage 21,396 3.0 21,396 3.0
  Second or later marriage 4,399 8.6 4,399 8.6
 Never married 24,449 0.3 n.a. n.a.
 Formerly married 5,155 3.0 5,155 3.0
Ever has a biological child
 Never had a biological child 26,869 0.6 6,607 2.3
 One or more biological children 28,530 3.9 24,343 4.2
Ever used infertility services2
 Yes 4,008 1.8 3,856 1.5
 No 47,435 2.5 27,094 4.1
Sterility status
 Not sterile 49,723 2.0 26,249 3.4
 Surgically sterile 3,851 6.5 3,750 6.6
 Nonsurgically sterile 1,825 1.8 951 2.5
Education3
 No high school diploma or GED 6,355 2.5 4,037 3.1
 High school diploma or GED 15,659 4.0 10,793 5.4
 Some college, no bachelor's degree 13,104 1.8 7,695 3.1
 Bachelor's degree or higher 11,901 2.0 8,131 2.9

NOTES:
1. Includes men with missing data on some variables and men of other or multiple race and origin groups, not shown separately.
2. Limited to men who have had sex. If a man was currently or formerly married, it was assumed he had had sex.
3. Limited to men 22–44 years of age at time of interview. GED is General Educational Development diploma.

Source: /www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_027.pdf

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