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Health Indicator Report of Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and divorce are important determinants of the social structure of a population, which affects its health status. Marriage and divorce rates are simply the number of marriages (or divorces) per 1,000 persons in the population.

Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1980-2013

Data Sources

  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2013
  • American Community Survey

Definition

Number of marriages and number of divorces per 1,000 persons.

Numerator

Number of marriages and number of divorces.

Denominator

Number of persons in population.

How Are We Doing?

Divorce rates have decreased for two years in a row. Utah marriages continue to decrease in rate as well.
Page Content Updated On 12/11/2014, Published on 12/11/2014
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