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More people live together before marriage

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Posted at 5:52 AM, Apr 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-04 07:52:39-04

A new study found more people than ever are living together before marriage.

The National Center for Health Statistics surveyed more than 22,000 women and men between the ages of 15 and 44.

The study found that nearly half of the women (48 percent) lived with a partner before getting married between the years of 2006 and 2010.

That’s an 11 percent jump since 2002 and a 41 percent jump since 1995.

The report found 1-in-5 women became pregnant during their first year of living together.

Living together doesn’t always lead to marriage. Only 40 percent of premarital co-habitations transitioned to marriage within three years. 27 percent of relationships dissolved within five years.

Story via Fox 8.