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Appendix table 3: Selected characteristics of serially-married Canadians aged 25 and over
Current marital status, in 2001
Ever-married: At least 3 times
Total Married
Both sexes, in thousands
137
98
Men
67
56
Women
70
41E
Age of respondent at start of third marriage
Both sexes
45.6
46.2
Men
47.5
48.5
Women
43.9
43.2E
Age difference between respondent and third spouse
Both sexes
7.2
7.4
Men
7.8
8.0
Women
6.5
6.6E
Average duration of third marriage, in years
Total
7.1
8.1
Still married
8.3
8.3
To divorce or separation
3.7E
..
To death of spouse
F
..
Marital status of third spouse before entering into third marriage, in percentage
Total
100.0
100.0
Widowed
F
F
Divorced
54.4
57.8
Single
F
F
Respondent lived common-law with third spouse before marrying
Total
100.0
100.0
Yes
37.8E
39.5E
No
23.4E
F
Have never lived common-law
38.9E
40.3E
Reason for end of third marriage
Total
100.0
100.0
Still married
71.11
100.0
Divorced or separated
22.9E
..
Death of spouse
F
..
Note: Divorced and widowed persons are not included to very small sample size.
1. Statistically significant difference from reference group (currently married) marked in italic, at the 95% confidence level.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2001.