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

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STAT Portugal United States HISTORY
Childless women, aged 40-44 10%
Ranked 10th.
18%
Ranked 1st. 80% more than Portugal

Contraception use among married women > Any method 86.8%
Ranked 1st. 14% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 86.8%
Ranked 1st. 14% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Condom 11.2%
Ranked 7th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 5% more than Portugal

Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 42nd. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 44th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Marriageable age > Notes 16 with parental consent (or if this is unattainable, the court can provide the consent). 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 34,423
Ranked 22nd.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 62 times more than Portugal

Marriages per thousand people 3.27
Ranked 48th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 2 times more than Portugal

Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16 13
Teen marriage rate > Men 1.2
Ranked 4th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 25% more than Portugal
Teen marriage rate > Women 4.6
Ranked 7th. 64% more than United States
2.8
Ranked 13th.
Total divorces 26,750
Ranked 24th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 33 times more than Portugal

Total divorces per thousand people 2.53
Ranked 16th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Portugal

Years spent single before marriage > Females 23.9 years
Ranked 17th.
26.3 years
Ranked 8th. 10% more than Portugal
Years spent single before marriage > Males 26.7 years
Ranked 17th.
28.6 years
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Portugal
Minimum marrying age > With parental consent > For Men 16
Ranked 64th. 14% more than United States
14
Ranked 83th.
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 103th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 52nd.
Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 11.2%
Ranked 7th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 5% more than Portugal

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 82.5%
Ranked 2nd. 17% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 18
Ranked 116th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 60th.
Minimum marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16
Ranked 53th. 23% more than United States
13
Ranked 91st.
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 82.5%
Ranked 2nd. 17% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

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; 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

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