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Updated 5/1/97

Number of women 15-44 years of age who have ever had voluntary intercourse and percent distribution by age of first voluntary partner, according to age at first intercourse and race and Hispanic origin: United States, 1995


Age at first intercourse
and race
and Hispanic origin
Number in
thousands
Total Age of first voluntary partner in years
Under 16 16-17 18-19 20-22 23-24 25 and over

Percent distribution
All women 53,614 100.0 5.8 23.4 26.3 22.3 8.4 13.9

Age at
first intercourse

Under 16 years
12,757 100.0 22.0 43.8 21.2 7.1 2.1 4.0
16 years 8,840 100.0 2.4 41.8 34.5 13.9 3.7 3.7
17 years 8,984 100.0 0.6 27.7 41.6 19.2 5.3 5.6
18 years 7,215 100.0 0.5 7.7 36.7 33.3 9.7 9.1
19 years 4,868 100.0 - 2.0 24.1 45.9 11.4 16.7
20-22 years 7,298 100.0 - 0.6 7.2 43.2 19.5 29.5
23-24 years 1,835 100.0 - 0.5 1.8 15.6 29.3 52.8
25 years and over 1,817 100.0 - 0.9 0.5 2.9 11.5 84.2

Age at first intercourse
and race
and Hispanic origin
Number in
thousands
Total Age of first voluntary partner in years
Under 16 16-17 18-19 20-22 23-24 25 and over

Percent distribution
Race and Hispanic origin
and age at first intercourse

Hispanic
5,887 100.0 4.7 17.9 21.1 25.8 10.3 20.3
Under 16 years 1,305 100.0 17.3 37.3 22.3 14.1 2.9 6.1
16-19 years 2,960 100.0 1.4 18.3 28.4 30.0 9.4 12.6
20 years and over 1,622 100.0 - 1.0 6.7 27.8 18.2 46.2
Non-Hispanic white 38,110 100.0 5.3 24.0 27.2 22.8 8.6 12.2
Under 16 years 8,411 100.0 21.2 45.9 20.8 6.6 2.0 3.5
16-19 years 22,166 100.0 1.1 23.5 37.1 24.7 6.9 6.7
20 years and over 7,534 100.0 - 0.7 5.4 35.3 20.7 38.1
Non-Hispanic black 7,462 100.0 9.7 27.5 28.9 18.2 5.4 10.3
Under 16 years 2,684 100.0 26.0 41.1 21.6 5.7 1.7 4.0
16-19 years 3,946 100.0 0.5 23.8 39.1 24.2 5.2 7.2
20 years and over 832 100.0 0.2 0.3 3.9 31.0 18.7 46.0

- Quantity zero.
NOTE: Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Suggested citation: Abma JC, Chandra A, Mosher WD, Peterson L, Piccinino L. Fertility, family planning, and women's health: new data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(19). 1997.



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