Table 6-1
Live births, Canada — Age and marital status of mother

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Age and marital status of mother
Marital status of mother Age of mother 1
All ages Under 15  years 15 to  19 years 20 to  24 years 25 to  29 years 30 to  34 years 35 to  39 years 40 to  44 years 45 to  49 years Not stated 2
  number
Total 3 377,886 134 15,570 59,060 115,705 118,775 57,316 10,705 559 62
Single (never married) 102,775 109 10,279 27,495 33,344 22,154 7,855 1,457 73 9
Married 228,541 1 956 18,921 69,628 87,085 43,731 7,767 420 32
Widowed 213 0 1 16 35 69 70 22 0 0
Divorced 3,658 0 2 121 734 1,291 1,153 333 22 2
Separated 1,326 0 22 182 349 438 263 69 3 0
Not stated 41,373 24 4,310 12,325 11,615 7,738 4,244 1,057 41 19
  percent
Total 3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Single (never married) 27.2 81.3 66.0 46.6 28.8 18.7 13.7 13.6 13.1 14.5
Married 60.5 0.7 6.1 32.0 60.2 73.3 76.3 72.6 75.1 51.6
Widowed 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
Divorced 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.6 1.1 2.0 3.1 3.9 3.2
Separated 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.0
Not stated 10.9 17.9 27.7 20.9 10.0 6.5 7.4 9.9 7.3 30.6
1.
Age of mother attained at the last birthday preceding delivery.
2.
For confidentiality reasons, live births to mothers aged 50 and over are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated." Where information is unavailable on the birth mother of children who are adopted, these records are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated."
3.
Partway through 2003, Alberta Registries amended their Registration of Birth form in such a way that Statistics Canada can no longer determine the legal marital status of those persons in common-law marriages.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4507).