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People > Marriage, divorce and children Stats: compare key data on China & United States

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STAT China United States HISTORY
Childless women, aged 40-44 1%
Ranked 21st.
18%
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

Contraception use among married women > Any method 84.6%
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 84.6%
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Condom 8.5%
Ranked 10th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 39% more than China

Marriageable age > Females 20
Ranked 5th. 11% more than United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Marriageable age > Males 22
Ranked 1st. 22% more than United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Marriageable age > Notes Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page ). Generally 18, but varies by state. Most states allow minors to marry with judicial and/or parental consent. Main article: Age of marriage in United States of America
Marriages 12.97 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United States
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd.

Marriages per thousand people 9.6
Ranked 3rd. 41% more than United States
6.8
Ranked 27th.

Teen marriage rate > Men 0.6
Ranked 20th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China
Teen marriage rate > Women 2.1
Ranked 23th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 33% more than China
Total divorces 2.39 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
877,000
Ranked 2nd.

Total divorces per thousand people 1.77
Ranked 19th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 59% more than China

Women denied family planning 2.3%
Ranked 12th.
8%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than China

Years spent single before marriage > Females 23.1 years
Ranked 9th.
26.3 years
Ranked 8th. 14% more than China
Years spent single before marriage > Males 24.8 years
Ranked 16th.
28.6 years
Ranked 8th. 15% more than China
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 22
Ranked 2nd. 22% more than United States
18
Ranked 60th.
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 84%
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 8.5%
Ranked 10th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 39% more than China

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 84%
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 20
Ranked 21st. 11% more than United States
18
Ranked 52nd.

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Marriageable age (Africa); Wikipedia: Marriageable age (South America); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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