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Appendix table 2: Selected characteristics of twice-married Canadians aged 25 and over
Current marital status, in 2001
Ever-married: At least twice
Total Married Divorced Widowed
Both sexes, in thousands
1,834
1,389
299
146
Men
865
722
115
28E
Women
970
667
184
119
Age of respondent at start of second marriage
Both sexes
38.7
39.1
35.6
41.3
Men
40.6
40.7
38.6
45.2
Women
37.1
37.4
33.7
40.5
Average age difference between respondent and second spouse
Both sexes
5.9
5.9
5.7
6.0
Men
6.5
5.6
6.5
5.7
Women
5.3
5.2
5.2
6.1
Average duration of second marriage, in years
Total
12.2
12.5
7.7
18.7
Still married
12.7
12.7
..
..
To divorce or separation
7.6
6.7
7.7
F
To death of spouse
19.3
F
F
20.0
Marital status of second spouse before entering into second marriage, in percentage
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Widowed
7.9
7.1
F
22.6E1
Divorced
46.6
48.3
45.6
32.7E1
Single
45.5
44.6
50.0
44.7
Respondent lived common-law with second spouse before marrying
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Yes
36.8
38.9
36.1
18.6E1
No
8.11
5.6
20.61
F
Have never lived common-law
55.1
55.5
43.3
75.11
Reason for end of second marriage
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Still married
70.61
93.0
0.0
0.0
Divorced or separated
21.71
6.1
98.51
15.0E1
Death of spouse
7.7
F
F
85.0
1. Statistically significant difference from reference group (currently married) marked in italic, at the 95% confidence level.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2001.