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Table FAM2.B Births to unmarried women: Percentage of all births that are to unmarried women by age of mother, 1980–2012

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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 2012
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 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 99.0
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 95.4
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 86.0
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 64.0 64.8
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 35.0
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 21.9
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 20.7
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 23.2
NOTE: Previous values for 2011 were based on the preliminary data file and have changed due to the release of the final data file.
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., Hamilto+A14n, 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). National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Osterman, M.J.K., Curtin, S.C., and Mathews, T.J. (2013). Births: Final data for 2012. National Vital Statistics Reports, 62(9). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., Osterman, M.J.K.,and Mathews, T.J. (2013). Births: Final data for 2011. National Vital Statistics Reports, 62(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.