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Current marital status of sample child's second residential parent

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For sample children with two residential parents, PAR2MARCUR indicates the current marital status of the second parent. This variable classifies marital status into categories that are comparable to those in the 1997-2018 NHIS. Current marital status for the first residential parent is indicated by PAR1MARCUR.

This variable replaces PAR2MARST which was deprecated in 2024.

Related Variables

PAR2MARCUR is one of several variables that NCHS makes available about the demographic characteristics of parents of sample children. For a complete list of these variables, see the variable description for NUMRESPRNT.


This variable is fully comparable over time.


  • 2019-2022: Sample children with two residential parents (NUMRESPRNT).


  • 2019-2022