TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics According to Age at Marriage for Women in the NESARC

Proportion, Estimate ± SE, %
Never Married (N = 5609)Child Marriage (N = 2181)Adult Marriage (N = 16 464)
Age
    18–29 y61.68 ± 0.928.28 ± 0.7510.92 ± 0.39
    30–44 y24.50 ± 0.7023.77 ± 1.2332.74 ± 0.51
    45–64 y10.52 ± 0.4740.78 ± 1.2335.37 ± 0.49
    ≥65 y3.31 ± 0.2827.17 ± 1.3120.97 ± 0.43
Race/ethnicity
    White57.65 ± 2.0268.90 ± 1.9974.75 ± 1.47
    Black22.06 ± 1.289.53 ± 0.839.22 ± 0.56
    American Indian/Alaska Native1.80 ± 0.273.18 ± 0.502.11 ± 0.21
    Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander4.69 ± 0.682.69 ± 0.584.42 ± 0.54
    Hispanic13.80 ± 1.5715.70 ± 1.809.50 ± 1.09
Education
    Less than high school3.23 ± 0.4118.71 ± 1.105.14 ± 0.36
    High school graduate36.87 ± 0.9358.58 ± 1.3637.47 ± 0.61
    Some college or higher59.90 ± 0.9622.71 ± 1.1257.39 ± 0.70
Income
    $0–$19 99934.41 ± 1.1038.55 ± 1.2421.31 ± 0.50
    $20 000–$34 99920.86 ± 0.6023.04 ± 1.1119.42 ± 0.44
    $35 000–$59 99923.40 ± 0.7221.83 ± 1.1626.21 ± 0.44
    At least $60 00021.33 ± 1.0016.57 ± 1.1334.06 ± 0.85
Region
    Northeast22.35 ± 4.3610.67 ± 2.2620.22 ± 3.38
    Midwest21.60 ± 3.6020.47 ± 2.8123.76 ± 3.24
    South34.19 ± 3.8347.60 ± 3.3834.10 ± 3.19
    West21.86 ± 4.2821.26 ± 3.1221.91 ± 3.39
Urbanicity
    Rural38.59 ± 2.9026.15 ± 2.0727.57 ± 2.10
    Urban61.41 ± 2.9073.85 ± 2.0772.43 ± 2.10
  • Sample sizes are unweighted values, and proportions are weighted values. All analyses were weighted to reflect national population estimates; χ2 statistics were used to compare respondent characteristics among the 3 subgroups defined on the basis of marriage status. All P values were <.001. Column totals may not add to 100 because of rounding.