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FAM2.B Births to unmarried women: Percentage of all births that are to unmarried women by age of mother, 1980–2011

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Age of mother 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
All ages 18.4 18.9 19.4 20.3 21.0 22.0 23.4 24.5 25.7 27.1 28.0 29.5 30.1 31.0 32.6 32.2 32.4 32.4 32.8 33.0 33.2 33.5 34.0 34.6 35.8 36.9 38.5 39.7 40.6 41.0 40.8 40.7
Age
Under age 15 88.7 89.2 89.2 90.4 91.1 91.8 92.5 92.9 93.6 92.4 91.6 91.3 91.3 91.3 94.5 93.5 93.8 95.7 96.6 96.5 96.5 96.3 97.0 97.1 97.4 98.0 98.3 98.8 99.1 99.0 99.3 99.1
Ages 15–17 61.5 63.3 65.0 67.5 69.2 70.9 73.3 75.8 77.1 77.7 77.7 78.7 79.2 79.9 84.1 83.7 84.4 86.7 87.5 87.7 87.7 87.8 88.5 89.7 90.3 90.9 91.9 92.8 93.7 94.2 95.0 95.3
Ages 18–19 39.8 41.4 43.0 45.7 48.1 50.7 53.6 56.0 58.5 60.4 61.3 63.2 64.6 66.1 70.0 69.8 70.8 72.5 73.6 74.0 74.3 74.6 75.8 77.3 78.7 79.7 80.6 82.2 83.5 84.2 85.1 85.7
Ages 20–24 19.3 20.4 21.4 22.9 24.5 26.3 28.7 30.8 32.9 35.1 36.9 39.4 40.7 42.2 44.9 44.7 45.6 46.6 47.7 48.5 49.5 50.4 51.6 53.2 54.7 56.2 57.9 59.6 60.9 62.1 63.1 64.1
Ages 25–29 9.0 9.7 10.3 11.0 11.8 12.7 13.8 14.7 15.8 17.1 18.0 19.2 19.8 20.7 21.8 21.5 22.0 22.0 22.5 22.9 23.5 24.4 25.3 26.4 27.8 29.3 31.0 32.2 33.2 33.8 33.9 34.4
Ages 30–34 7.4 7.8 8.2 8.6 9.0 9.7 10.4 11.1 11.8 12.6 13.3 14.0 14.3 14.7 15.1 14.7 14.8 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.3 14.6 15.1 16.1 17.0 18.3 19.3 20.2 20.7 21.1 21.6
Ages 35–39 9.4 9.8 9.8 10.1 10.7 11.2 11.7 12.2 12.8 13.3 13.9 14.6 15.2 15.6 16.1 15.7 15.7 14.6 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.8 15.2 15.7 16.4 17.3 18.2 19.0 19.6 20.1
Ages 40 and older 12.1 12.7 13.4 13.4 13.8 14.0 14.8 15.2 15.6 15.9 17.0 17.4 17.7 18.1 18.7 18.1 18.4 17.1 16.7 16.5 16.8 17.1 17.3 17.9 18.2 18.8 19.4 20.0 20.8 21.4 21.7 22.4
NOTE: Data for 2011 are preliminary.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Ventura, S.J., and Bachrach, C.A. (2000). Nonmarital childbearing in the United States, 1940-99. National Vital Statistics Reports, 48(16). Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., and Park, M.M. (2002). Births: Final data for 2000. National Vital Statistics Reports, 50(5). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., Park, M.M., and Sutton, P.D. (2002). Births: Final data for 2001. National Vital Statistics Reports, 51(2). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., and Munson, M.L. (2003). Births: Final data for 2002. National Vital Statistics Reports, 52(10). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., and Munson, M.L. (2005). Births: Final Data for 2003. National Vital Statistics Reports, 54(2). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., and Kirmeyer, S. (2006). Births: Final data for 2004. National Vital Statistics Reports, 55(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., Kirmeyer, S., and Munson, M.L. (2007). Births: Final data for 2005. National Vital Statistics Reports, 56(6). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Menacker, F., Kirmeyer, S., and Mathews, T.J., (2009). Births: Final data for 2006. National Vital Statistics Reports, 57(7). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Sutton, P.D., Ventura, S.J., Mathews T.J., and Osterman, M.J.K. (2010). Births: Final Data for 2008. National Vital Statistics Reports, 59(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., Osterman, M.J.K., Kirmeyer, S Mathews, T.J., and Wilson, E.C. (2011). Births: Final Data for 2009. National Vital Statistics Reports, 60(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., Osterman, M.J.K., Wilson, E.C., and Mathews, T.J. (2012). Births: Final data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Reports, 61(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Hamilton, B.E., Martin, J.A., and Ventura, S.J. (2012). Births: Preliminary data for 2011. National Vital Statistics Reports, 61(5) Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.