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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Marriage and Divorce

Why Is This Important?

Marriage/divorce status is an important determinant of the social structure of a population. Studies have confirmed that marital status is among many health risk factors.

Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1990-2017

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Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2017
  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Are We Doing?

Generally speaking, the Utah marriage rate has experienced a fairly consistent downward trend since the year 2002 with a rate of 10.4. The Utah marriage rate did spike in 2015 with a rate of 8.1 and in 2016 with a rate of 9.0, and then in 2017 with a rate of 8.7. The Utah divorce rate stays fairly consistent with a general downward trend over the past 25 years with an average rate of 4.1. The rate was 3.6 in 2016 and 3.4 in 2017.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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Content updated: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:03:27 MDT