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Legal marital status of sample child's second residential parent

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For sample children with two residential parents, PAR2MARLEG reports the legal marital status of the second parent. This variable classifies marital status into categories comparable to those defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For the status of the first residential parent, see PAR1MARLEG.

This variable replaces PAR2MARSTAT, which was deprecated in 2024.

Related Variables

PAR2MARLEG 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 0-17 with two residential parents (NUMRESPRNT).


  • 2019-2022