Table 1. Percentage distribution of women ages 15–45 according to exposure to the risk of unintended pregnancy by age and union status (National Survey of Family Growth, 2002)*

   

Age

Union Status

 

Total

15–19

20–24

25–29

30–34

35–39

40–44

Currently married

Cohabiting

Formerly married

Never married

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

At risk of unintended pregnancy

69

38

69

76

76

79

76

79

81

73

53

  Using contraception

62

32

61

68

69

71

69

73

73

64

44

  Not using contraception

7

7

8

8

7

8

7

6

8

8

9

Not at risk

31

62

31

24

24

21

24

21

19

27

47

 Infertile

3

1

1

1

2

3

9

4

3

6

1

 Pregnant/postpartum/seeking  pregnancy

9

5

12

14

14

9

4

14

14

4

3

 No recent intercourse

7

7

7

6

6

8

10

2

2

18

12

 Never had intercourse

11

50

11

3

2

2

1

0

0

0

33


*Guttmacher Institute, 2008, tabulations of the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (Cycle VI).
Have not had intercourse in the past 3 months.