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article imageStudy finds that more Americans living together before marriage

By Owen Weldon     Apr 4, 2013 in Lifestyle
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more and more Americans are choosing to live together before getting married.
According to LA Times, cohabitation is more common among younger women than living alone or with a spouse.
The report was released on Thursday. The data was based on the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth. The survey took place between 2006 and 2010, and more than 12,000 women, ages 15-44, took part. More than 10,000 also took part in the survey, but the newest study focused on the women.
According to CNN, Casey Copen, the study's author, said that generations that were living together less are now being replaced by a group of people who find that living together before marriage is the norm. Copen continues, saying that these types of unions are actually lasting longer and that many people who live together tend to transition to marriage.
According to WebMD, the study also showed that the rate of cohabitation increased in all ethnic, as well as racial groups, except for women who are Asian.
Copen said that it is people who are living together tend to be mentally and physically healthier, and this is regardless of whether or not they are married.
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